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Purépecha Mother

Note: This poem was originally written in Purépecha, now often written P'urhépecha. It is not known to be related to any other language. The Purépechas were both excellent strategists and fierce warriors in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, having dealt the powerful Aztec armies one of its few major defeats. Lázaro Cárdenas, a revolutionary general and Mexican president (1934-40), was from Michoacán and most likely had Purépecha ancestors. His...

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