Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2017


Dr. Charlotte Gradie

Course Name & Number

HI-398-Independent Study

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In the spring of 2016 and in the spring of 2017, I went to southern Guatemala on a mission trip under the auspices of Sacred Heart University. Never having studied Guatemala or its history, I had no idea what type of turmoil plagued this beautiful country. After traveling high up in the mountains of Guatemala and hearing the story of one indigenous Ixil Maya village, I knew that their story needed to be told.


Senior undergraduate thesis for the class HI-398-Independent Study, taught by Professor Charlotte Gradie.

Included as an additional file is Megan Marcucci's Application for Undergraduate Research Award: Materials, Supplies, Data.