Sayings of the Ancestors

The Spiritual Life of the Sibundoy Indians

John Holmes McDowell
Publication Date
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.