[Cacique of the Tiguas]
His native Indian dress is used only in the ceremonial dances which take place all during the year in celebration of certain saint's days at the Mission.
Then the old drum awakes and Damasio beats the measures for the Matachine's dance which sometimes lasts all day and night. The title Cacique, or Chief, is bestowed from father to oldest son who is chosen for life. Other officers of the tribe are elected to serve for a certain length of time.
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