The Desert Speaks

Oaxaca: Footsteps in Tradition

Season 13 Episode 8 | 26m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

The Valle de Tehuacán, in the Mexican state of Puebla, is not only home to the world’s greatest variety of cacti; it is also probably the birthplace of domestic corn. That corn became a staple for people throughout North America, including the civilizations that inhabited nearby Monte Albán. Those civilizations sowed the creative seeds for the Zapotecan culture that still thrives today.

Aired: 01/13/22

Rating: TV-PG

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The Desert Speaks is a local public television program presented by AZPM.