Sayings of the Ancestors

The Spiritual Life of the Sibundoy Indians

John Holmes McDowell
Publication Date
2014
Website
University Press of Kentucky

The Sibundoy valley of southwestern Colombia is the home of a unique Indian culture―one that blends Incan elements with those of the aboriginal natives. Moreover, Sibundoy bridges two domains, the Andean highlands and the Amazonian basin, and inter-mixed with all of these elements are European influences, particularly folk and orthodox Catholicism. From this cultural enclave, John Holmes McDowell presents here a body of oral material collected from the Santiago Ingano community.