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The treasure of the Sierra Madre (on tarahumaras, coras, huicholes, escandinavos and other gringos).

Abstract in spanish

The following article is an approach to the work of two anthropologists that in different moments crossed the Sierra Madre of Mexico. On one hand there is the expedition realized by the Norwegian Lumholtz in 1890 that run over there for one year in the back of a mule coexisting with different communities and indigenous groups between which the Tarahumara are. In this expedition Lumholtz realized an exhaustively written and photographic record. On the other hand there is the anthropologist Paul Salopek who throughout nine months between 1998 and 1999, also solitary and in the back of a mule, re-did Lumholtz's route, putting forth of the transformations of the indigenous communities.

Keywords: Lumholtz,indigenous photography,expedition to Sierra Madre,Tarahumara.
Author: Héctor Alimonda. Doctor en Ciencias Humanas. Profesor del Curso de Postgraduación en Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Federal Rural de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Coordinador del Grupo de Trabajo en Ecología Política del Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales.
Received: January 17th, 2005, Accepted: June 10th, 2005
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 5 - Santiago, Julio 2005 - 17/27 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.