MEXICO: Green Mansions

Out of Mexico came the story of an ancient, charming and all but extinct people—the Lacandon Indians in the remote southern state of Chiapas, who trace their beginnings to the ancient Mayans. Husky, gun-toting Gertrude Duby, a Swiss explorer, visited the Lacandones in Chiapas, returned to Mexico City last week with many a tale about them.

The Little People. Lacandones rarely grow more than five feet tall. No more than 200 of them survive. Their thatched huts are hidden deep in the forest, approached by secret paths. They are hunters and farmers. But...

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