The foremost things Mexican and Yucatec immigrants asked about were the clothes and reception.
Tensions over marital relations and sexual jealousy are well-documented aspects of Yucatec Maya culture and floklore.
I finally understood when she explicitly compared new wedding practices with the old, emphasizing that Maya weddings were not celebrations or "gala affairs" in the Mexican and Yucatec manner.
The man who married the Maya woman was Juan Peon Contreras de Elizalde, the "eccentric brother" of an elite Yucatec family, and his Maya wife was an unnamed widow purportedly related to the elite Cocom family of Sotuta.
Betty Bernice Faust, "Cacao Beans and Chili Peppers: Gender Socialization in the Cosmology of a Yucatec Maya Curing Ceremony," Sex Roles 39:7/8 (1998): 603-42; Mathew Restall, The Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society, 1550-1850 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997); Ellen Kintz, "The Yucatec Maya Frontier and Maya Women: Tenacity of Tradition and Tragedy of Transformation," Sex Roles 39:7/8 (1998): 589-601; and Alicia Re Crux, "Maya Women, Gender Dynamics, and Modes of Production," Sex Roles 39:7/8 (1998): 573-87.
An Epoch of Miracles: Oral Literature of the Yucatec Maya (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983); Victoria R.