Totonaca indigenous…

Before I began conducting online research about the Totonaco Indigenous group i only knew that they existed a long time ago in the southern part of Mexico and that they spoke their own language and that they built pyramids, and they had their own religion and they had different gods then most people. And that some of them still live in some parts. but unfortunately  their population its minimal since in many places they are not accepted by today’s society.

Even though the Totonacas were a different culture for some people in today’s society they are ignorant people without any education, and only because they are not civilized like us its assumed that they are like animals only because they are not like us. in their culture they could be very smart because all they know. But they are not now since i been searching i can tell i was wrong because there is more about this people and only because they kept their culture it dose not mean they are ignorant.


The impacts of tourism in the culture are very positive because it teaches visiting people about other traditions and what things they do in other cultures. Traveling to veracruz and visiting El tajin and other places can be fun and very interesting to learn something different. it is a state full of culture, and traditions which is ethnocentric.




Travel to the Majestic World..

The two articles I chose are very self explanatory of all the touristic experiences, where Totonacos reside, I was not able to use Cultural Survival Quarterly, since I couldn’t find anything, professor Russel authorized me using other resources. Both articles include details of each place to visit and activities people can actually do and places that hold a lot of history and tradition. I am tempted to go and visit my self which I am planning to go Next year and see all the attractions Veracruz has to offer.It is clear that none of the authors of my articles belong to the Totonaca group, since they are just tourist visiting another nation, and what really caught them to go there is because there is a lot going on, the cultural tourism i feel it does have a bit of propaganda because she mentions couple of times the touristic company that she went with, and the second article is more personal in a way that they compare the way of living of the Veracruz not comparing as much business like the first article. The articles are viewed different the first one by Eleanor it targets more people that want to travel with a guide and looking more at the tourist side, and what Dan and Yoli are targeting people that actually want to enjoy something less touristic and more intimate.

Cultural tourism.

May 11 2016 By: Reporter Eleanor Hawkins.

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Breaking Travel News reporter Eleanor Hawkins joins a trip operated by local tour operator Totonal.

Veracruz is known for many thins specially for its places and food. tourists can enjoy the view of industrial boats,beaches,archaeology sites, music, totonac majestic ruins, a totonac cemetery with tombs and pyramids.

Travel to veracruz.

Published or Updated on: January 1, 2006 by Dean and Yoli Hughson.

Dean,graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City made his first trip to Mexico in 1969 and since then has spent much time driving around and exploring. He is an international consultant in eggs and has traveled worldwide.

Yoli, graduated from the University of the Americas-Puebla and had a career in Mexico in industrial psychology.Theyboth serve on the Board of Directors of Dentists To The World, which provides free dental care to those in poverty in under-developed countries.

Other articles by Yoli and Dean are; Mechanics in Mexico, Keep in touch from Mexico, I love Mexico and a Mexican, Driving in Mexico: A personal perspective.

Experiencing other culture, Veracruz has it all from the voladores de papantla, To the Tajin which I mention in my last blog, Its organic coffee and attractions of how people dress, a very unique experience.

Traveling can be fun, especially if you go to a place like Veracruz that there will be a lot to see, there is not only that they have more to explore, besides what this two articles mention.



“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.