picture of Tzotzil Woman with pig, Cristobal De Las Casas Market, Chiapas, Mexico - photograph 027_mexscr09 - La Ruta Maya, Mayan Route travel documentary pictures

Photo of Tzotzil Woman with pig, Cristobal De Las Casas Market, Chiapas, Mexico


Photo of Tzotzil Maya woman with a piglet on a leash in the market at San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.



In the San Cristobal de las Casas market a Tzotzil Mayan woman holds a piglet leashed like a pet.



The Spanish colonialists initiated forced labor called the Encomienda System into Chiapas enslaving and forcing the Mayas to pay a tribute twice yearly. Historians consider the Spanish colonialist's Encomienda system the most damaging in Spanish American history. The Encomienda system became the symbol of oppression and exploitation. It was catastrophic to the Maya.

Location of picture - Cristobal De Las Casas Chiapas Mexico

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