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Article The Original Ancestor: Aj Pop B’atz’ as a Model of Q’eqchi’ Kinship Journal of Family History 00(0) 1-17 ª 2013 The Author(s) Reprints and permission: DOI: 10.1177-0363199013484713 S.
Ashley Kistler1 Abstract In San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, the Q’eqchi’ redefine history through narratives of Aj Pop B’atz’, the sixteenth-century Q’eqchi’ leader.
Chamelquen˜os trace their strength of character and the perseverance of indigenous practice to his legacy.
This article examines Aj Pop B’atz’ as a model of Q’eqchi’ kinship.
In Chamelco, Q’eqchi’ junkab’als, ‘‘families,’’ consist of individuals connected through biological or social ties.
Stories of Aj Pop B’atz’ are part of the shared substance that binds them as kin.
By grounding the contemporary family in Q’eqchi’ history, Chamelquen˜os define their indigenous identity in a time of global challenges and political unrest (Maya, kinship, ethnohistory, shared substance). Keywords Maya, kinship, ethnohistory, shared substance, oral history August 3, 2010, was not a typical day in the town of San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala.
In many respects, it seemed like a typical day: the rain started before sunrise, the mountain air was cold, and the town center was bustling with women selling goods in the marketplace.
Something was different though, as one could observe through the faint sounds of the harp, wooden flute, and drum coming from the municipal hall, the brightly patterned banner hung in the town square, and the small arrangements of flowers and pine needles that adorned the statue standing proudly in Chamelco’s plaza.
Excitement filled the air as bystanders piled curiously into town hall to observe the festivities marking the day’s special nature.
Inside the municipal hall, town officials, scholars, and village elders gathered to celebrate the town’s founder, Aj Pop B’atz’, publicly for the first time ...

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