Michoacán, the region and its people
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Michoacán, the region and its people a unit of study for grades 2 & 3 : Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad, 1999 (Mexico) by

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Educational Resources Information Center in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English


  • Social sciences -- Mexico -- Michoacán de Ocampo.,
  • Michoacan de Ocampo (Mexico) -- Study and teaching (Elementary)

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Other titlesFulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad, 1999 (Mexico)
Statementby Jeannette Balantic.
ContributionsEducational Resources Information Center (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL18326005M

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The Relación de Michoacán (–) is one of the earliest surviving illustrated manuscripts from colonial Mexico. Commissioned by the Spanish viceroy Antonio de Mendoza, the Relación was produced by a Franciscan friar together with indigenous noble informants and anonymous native artists who created its forty-four illustrations. To this day, the Relación remains the primary source for. The Patzcuaro region is extremely important to the state due to its history of having been the center of the Purépecha Empire as well as the first capital of the colonial province of Michoacán. Its pre-Hispanic heritage is evident by the Tzintzuntzan and Ihuatizo sites as well as the large number of people who still speak the Purépecha Capital and largest city: Morelia. Michoacan is a state on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Michoacan is a beautiful state. With mountains to the east and the Lazaro Cardenas region Pacific shore to the west, its diversity is unmatched in Mexico. Vegetables and fruit are abundant year-round. The people are proud and friendly. The state territory is broken and divided in the zone of the so-called Neo-Volcanic Axis, where the Paricutin volcano is located, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and which erupted last in Other two volcanoes in the region are the Tancitaro at 3, meters of altitude and the Patamban, at 3, meters over sea level.

Michoacan, estado (state), west-central Mexico. It is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the southwest and by the states of Colima and Jalisco to the west, Guanajuato to the north, Queretaro to the northeast, Mexico to the east, and Guerrero to the south. The capital is Morelia. Learn more about Michoacan. The capital Morelia is very nice, but traveling to the towns was the best part of the trip, specially Patzcuaro and Santa Clara del Cobre. People is very friendly and you can walk on the streets with no issues. Meals are very cheap and gastronomy is very extensive. I recommend to visit Michoacan and its .   In fact, nearly every town and its surrounding region is known for a culinary specialty or agricultural product. Uruapan’s avocados and macadamias, Pátzcuaro’s whitefish, Apatzingan’s pork, rice and melons, and the seafood of the area around Lazaro Cardenas are only a few of the gastronomic wonders of Michoacan. The ethnic groups of Michoacán represent 3% of the total population of the region. The people who belong to indigenous peoples throughout the state are , According to the Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the main ethnic groups that live in Michoacán are 4: Purépechas, Nahuas, Mazahuas and Mixtecos.

Five Major Groups of Indigenous Peoples of Michoacán, Mexico 90 Increasing Aridity in the State of Michoacán, Mexico, , , and Across the region, indigenous peoples’ perceptions of climate change correspond with This book bases its . Discover 'People and Landscape of Michoacán' Mural in Morelia, Mexico: This masterpiece of muralism depicts the rich culture of the people of Michoacán and their timeless connection to the land. Its creator was the plastic artist and musician, Agustín Cárdenas Castro. This heraldic emblem was ratified by the Law of the Shield of the Free and Sovereign State of Michoacán de Ocampo, on June 7, , as an official symbol of identity. This law accurately describes the current coat of arms of Michoacán and each of its distinctive elements. Between and , the population of Michoacán had declined by about thirty percent, with a loss of some , people. For the rest of the colonial period - the better part of three centuries - Michoacán would retain its predominantly agrarian economy.