Recuerdos De Familia

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Recuerdos De Familia

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Artifacts are part of any history and they hold meaning for the people whose story they represent. I was given a gold chain when I was 12 years old.  My grandfather gave me this chain just before he died. We were in Guatemala.  Since that day I have carried the chain with me as a symbol of my grandfather’s life and the family that he gave me.  This is persoanl culture. It adds meaning and motivation to what I do with my life now because it allows me to think of him each time I wear it.   

Guatemala City is a beautiful city. It it called by many The Land of Eternal Spring

Guatemala City is a beautiful city. It it called by many The Land of Eternal Spring

Guatemalan culture values family because so many families become divided as young people like myself come to work in the United States.  Family is a social theme throughout history.  Families created tribes and tribes created kingdoms.  As we value our own family hopefully we will learn to value others.

Why are some artifacts more personal and more important than others?

How do personal artifacts help us? 
For more information on the importance of family artifacts in studying history: http://www.thenhier.ca/en/content/using-identity-family-history-and-family-artifacts-connect-past

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Guatemala is at a place in the world that makes it a crossroads for many people migrating to a better life. People come through Guatemala from the south and from the Caribbean islands. It is a proud home of the native Mayan culture.  It is a place where the Spanish came searching for glory and gold as they converted many to the Christian religion in the 16th century.