Zapotec Indian Women Dance at Wedding

Zapotec Indian women in traditional clothing dance into the night at a wedding party in the street. Weekends are full of wedding celebrations in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico, the narrow and flat part of the country where the Zapotec culture is still strong. <br />
Women are noticeably open and confident, taking a leading role in business and government. <br />
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The Isthmus never became part of the Aztec Empire and resistance to the Spanish was strong in the mid-1500s.  This party was complete with traditional food and dancing. After the church wedding, the couple walks through the streets of town following musicians. They collect family and carry food to where the street is blocked off for the party.

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