The Tribes of New Mexico Tech

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The Tribes of New Mexico Tech Vanessa Barela Ms. Stewart-Langley English 111-02 Audience: readers of The American Anthropologist Purpose: to inform November 18, 2004
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Located in the abandoned mining town of Socorro, New Mexico, the New Mexico Tech Tribe exhibits interesting rituals and lives in particular communities. Their dwelling is beneath a mountain with a white M of limestone at the top. Their huts are hail stricken and broken. The wrath of God came down upon them, showing that they were not forgotten. They have an annual custom around the fall where there are many festivities. This time of year is when many come out of their personal huts and socialize with other groups. There is a challenge to the elders, in which men resembling cave men with long hair run around and attack each other for an elliptical ball. They dress the females scantily and parade them around. Women are sold and auctioned around this time of the year because there are so few. The male crowd goes wild to see these rarities within their community. This celebration is far different from those of their daily rituals and customs. Most of their days are spent carrying large bags on their backs with scriptures
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ENGL 111 taught by Professor Langley during the Fall '04 term at New Mexico.

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