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The White Chief

A Legend of Northern Mexico

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Language: English
Wordcount: 117,120 / 344 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,400
Added to site: 2007.10.26 18710
Genres: Adventure, Western

omerciantes"--are clad in broad-cloth jackets and pantaloons, not exactly of European cut, but approaching it--a sort of compromise between Paris fashions and the native costume of the country.

Another costume may be noticed, worn by many of the crowd. This is the dress of the native "Pueblos", or Indios mansos--the poor labourers of the mines, and the neophytes of the mission. It is a simple dress, and consists of an upper garment, the tilma, a sort of coat without sleeves. A coffee-sack with a hole ripped in the bottom for the head to pass through, and a slit cut in each side for the arms, would make the "tilma." It has no waist, and hangs nearly to the hips without other fastening than the support at the shoulders. The tilma is usually a piece of coarse rug--a cheap woollen cloth of the country, called "gerga," of a whitish colour, with a few dyed threads to give the semblance of a pattern. This with a pair of dressed sheepskin breeches and rude sandals--guaraches--constit



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