An anthropologist studies a remote region of Bolivia's Andes mountains in the years following that country's revolutionary 1950s land reform. He finds a land economically, socially, and culturally divided and an isolated community that preserves a way of life hundreds of years old. In this new edition of the pioneering book, the author adds his own original photographs.

Daniel Heyduk, Ph.D., roamed through the Bolivian countryside, probed its feudal hacienda landholding system, and lived among Quechua-speaking people to learn their ways. In the remote valley of Huayrapampa he shared their world of dangerous supernatural forces, strange diseases, and witchcraft.

Daniel Heyduk

About Daniel Heyduk (New Hampshire Author)

Daniel Heyduk

Daniel Heyduk, Ph.D., has always been interested in people and places. He lived with Nahuatl people in Mexico and Quechua people in Bolivia, did archaeological work on prehistoric hunters in Ecuador, and was a college professor of anthropology and prehistory. Later, he ran scholarship and training programs around the world.

He lives in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where his "Passing Time" history column appeared in the Meredith News. His book MEREDITH CHRONICLES describes some of that town's history and his STORIES IN THE HISTORY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE'S LAKES REGION AND PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY covers historic people, places and events in several towns. His book HUAYRAPAMPA is a study of revolutionary land reform and the lives of Quechua people in the Andes mountains of Bolivia.

Daniel Heyduk's latest book is THE PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY: A HISTORY, published in May, 2020.