TEHUANTEPEC (from tecuani-tepec—" jaguar-
See also:town which gives its name to the
See also:isthmus, gulf and railway, stands on the Tehuantepec
See also:river about 15 M. from its mouth and 13 M. by
See also:rail from
See also:Salina Cruz . Pop . (1904, estimated) fo,000 . It is a typical, straggling
See also:Indian town, occupying the slope of a
See also:hill on the Pacific side of the
See also:divide, with a beautiful view of the river valley and the distant sierras to the N . The streets are little more than crooked paths up the hillside, and the habitations are for the most
See also:part thatched, mud-walled huts . The population of the town and of the surrounding
See also:district is composed almost wholly of
See also:Indians of the
See also:great Zapoteca
See also:family . The Tehuanas of Tehuantepec are noted for the beauty and graceful
See also:carriage of their
See also:women, who are reputed to be the finest-looking among the native races of Mexico . The women are the traders in Tehuantepec and do little
See also:menial work—a result, apparently, of the influence of beauty . The
See also:industries include the making of "
See also:cana," acane spirit, and the
See also:weaving of
See also:cotton fabrics,- dyed with the juice of a marine
See also:fish (
See also:Purpura patula) found on the neighbouring
See also:coast .
See also:Indigo was formerly grown in. the vicinity and
See also:cochineal gathered for export, but both of these industries have declined .
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