The Story of Santa María del Tule

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520222373
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927643 | DOI:
The Story of Santa María del Tule

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This chapter discusses the story of Santa María del Tule, which was one of the first ejidos that was formed in Oaxaca in 1917. It shows that in the story of the formation of Santa María del Tule, the locals recognize the positive role played by government agrarian officials in helping them gain access to the land they were granted from a local hacienda. It also relates their struggle with their Zapotec neighbors and the historical struggle that Zapata waged on behalf of the poor peasants.

Keywords: Santa María del Tule; ejido; government agrarian officials; land access; Zapotec neighbors; historical struggle

Chapter.  10526 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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