picture of Lacandon Maya, Lacanja Village, Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico - photograph 13_mexlac03b - Lacandon Mayans, Chiapas Mexico travel documentary pictures

Photo of Lacandon Maya, Lacanja Village, Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico


Photo of 9-year old Lacandon Mayan boy "Pancho" at his home in Lacanja Village. Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico.



The Lacandons are indigenous peoples of La Selva Lacandona in Chiapas, Mexico. They refer to themselves as the Hach Winik or True People. The Lacandon culture has lived in the Lacandon Rainforest for hundreds of years. It is said the Lacandons are direct descendants of the classical civilizations of Palenque, Yaxchilan and Bonampak.

Location of picture - Lacanja Village in Selva Lacando Chiapas Mexico

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