Veracruz A Mexican Gem.

Veracruz Mexico is a Historical place, where many indigenous groups built their empires. Te totonaco indigenous built El Tajin which is a Temple where represents the solar calendar, where sacrifices were made according to their culture now it is just ruins, where history is kept, an archaeological site, Many tourist go and see some history. In this both videos have explanations of cultural tourism, Art, beliefs, culture, archaeology, geography, traditions of indigenous and elements that shape their way of life. By about this specific indigenous group the totonacs, I am thrilled to say I plan to go and visit my self, going to a place that some how it has not lost their history its amazing specially if it has to do with ones roots, in this case my roots. Now it makes me wonder how many places in the world are actually hiding some archaeological history.

Vacation in Veracruz, Mexico Adventure and Cultural Tours.

Veracruz has many attractions tourist can do, your time will be worth it by going to veracruz, not only for vacation but also to learn a bit of history, with nice people and good history.
Uploaded on Feb 24, 2010

http://www.DiscoverVeracruzTours.com This video was put together by the Mexican Tourism Board promoting the state of Veracruz.

El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico Visita la piramides De los nichos.

 El tajin many archaelogical totonaca site, with nice people, and what is amazing that some of those people still speak their totonaca language.

Published on Feb 11, 2017

El Tajín, Veracruz, México.

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“Dance to Rain”

Totonaca is an indigenous group of people in Mexico; and they are geographically located in different states of the Mexican nation in; Distrito Federal, Puebla and Veracruz. Since the Totonacas are located in various places i will only be specific in one state which is Veracruz. Veracruz is known as Heroica Veracruz, this state is located in Eastern Mexico, it has significant share of the coastline of the gulf of Mexico. Veracruz has always interested me since I was a kid, when i was a kid i was taking folkloric dancing lessons since every state has its own statewide dress, music and dance. One of the themes was the dance from Veracruz, their dresses are so pretty and the type of music had a different rhythm then the one i was used to it. It also interested me because the indigenous groups in mexico like in Veracruz are part of the history of my country and some how it becomes a part of who I am.

Veracruz has a lot of history,and tourism one of the things I would love to see its the “Danza de los voladores de papantla”(Dance of the flyers). It is an ancient ritual still perfomed today,it consists of five man climbing a 30 meter pole which they are attached with a rope to the top part of the pole and they launch themselves to desend to the ground while the fith person on top of the pole dances and plays the flute and a drum. One of the totonac myth says that about 450 years ago there was severe hunger, the gods were withholding the rain, because the totonacs had forgotten their gods, so the ceremony was created to pleased the rain god and the god made rain and and earth gained fertility.

Outside of the city of Papantla were the Dance of the flyers take place, there is some amazing archaeological ruins, its believed to have once been a ceremonial and administrative center, the structures seem to resemble calendars, sacrifices were made here too. those are ruins i would love to visit and find out how people lived there, now it is an archeological site, but many people go to see. Another touristic activity is the “El carnaval de veracruz” before the carnival was invented the indigenous already had used masks and danced so the veracruzanos kept the tradition of wearing colorful dresses and masks they celebrate it for nine days, this carnival its one of the most important carnivals of the country because its the happiest one.

Veracruz Map Specific place in veracruz were the totonacs lived.

mexico map. Veracruz situated in the coast of the Mexican gulf.

 

“Indigenous In Mexico”.

Traveling around the world can lead you to many interesting places and people, there is  many indigenous people that live in Mexico. I would love to travel to some parts of Mexico to learn more about some indigenous groups, I was born and raced in Mexico and when I was little in elementary school I learned what I know now about indigenous groups, which Is not a lot, and I am sure I have some of their blood in some how they are my ancestors. I would like to learn how each group communicate, what rules they had, what did they believe in. what were their roles and who choose those roles, what was their purpose of doing what they do, what made them be how they were, what do they eat, where do they live, how they race their children, and why is it the society doesn’t want them. There is so many  indigenous as of today even though with the years and modernism their population has been decreasing since in many places they are not acceptable by society today.

Some groups I would like to research about are the Nahuatls who live in various states in Mexico like Durango, Veracruz, Jalisco and others. Nahuatls established an empire in Mexico that was taken by Cortez. A single story is,Nahuatls were savage without principles. Another single story is, Nahuatls are ignorant and stupid.

The Mayas are another indigenous group in Mexico in Yucatan, Mexico city mainly in central Mexico and central America. Mayans founded Mesoamerican Empire building big cities. A single story is Mayans Develop the Calendar, used mathematics and Astronomy. Another single story is ,Mayas practice witch crafting and abusive rituals.

The Mixtec’s are another indigenous group in Mexico in the states of Guerrero, Puebla and Oaxaca which they paid tribute to the Aztec empire. A single story is People from Oaxaca are judge as lower ignorant class, short and dark skin. Another single story is Mixtec’s are filthy and lazy, they live like animals.