an “estancia” represented by its church
It is difficult to make out the name in Spanish or in Mixtec for this small settlement. This image of a small church or chapel indicates a secondary settlement, a so-called “sujeto,” in Teozacualco's territory. During the sixteenth century and later it was common to represent a community through its chapel or church, which housed the patron saint. This settlement was four leagues from the “cabecera” (head town), Teozacualco.