QUICHE or KIcIds, a tribe of Central
See also:Indians of Mayan stock . They inhabited western
See also:Guatemala, where their descendants still survive . They were at the
See also:time of the
See also:conquest the most powerful of the three Mayan peoples in Guatemala, the other two being the
See also:Cakchiquel and the Zutugil . Their
See also:chronicles are said to date back to the 8th century . Their sacred
See also:book, the Popol Vuh, containing a mythological cosmogony, survives in a 17th-century
See also:manuscript written by a Christianized Guatemalan . To this tradition may be due the remarkable similarity of the Quiche creation
See also:story to that of the Old Testament . Their capital was Utatlan, near the site of the
See also:Santa Cruz Quiche, and was skilfully fortified . They had an elaborate
See also:system of
See also:government and religion . Records were kept in picture-writing . The Quiche were the first Indians met by Pedro de
See also:Alvarado in 1524 on his expedition into Guatemala . See further CENTRAL
See also:AMERICA and MEXICO; for the Popol Vuh see
See also:English edition by L .
See also:Spence (19o9); see also
See also:Ancient American Civilizations (Camb .
Mass., 1901), and W . Bollaert in Proc .
See also:Roy .
See also:Soc . Lit. vii . 1862 .
CAMPAIGN AND BATTLE OF QUIBERON
JULES ETIENNE JOSEPH QUICHERAT (1814-1882)
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