Sponsors of ritual and potential future sponsors dance around the tree that has been transported to the invasion settlement and planted in the roadway. The tree is cut by dancers and the last cut determines the next year's sponsors.
Isbell, Billie Jean. To Defend Ourselves: Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 1985. http://hdl.handle.net/1813/2135 Chapter 8
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