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It is also incorrect, as has sometimes been alleged in popular articles as well as Bowen & M. , pages not numbered). By the middle of the twentieth century, most were living on the mainland for reasons of their own choosing, primarily having to do with easier access to commodities. There was never a forced eviction. 12 The Seri names of these places have never appeared on any published map until the publication of the Seri dictionary (M. Moser & Marlett 2005). This fact is in itself an indication of the degree of physical and cultural separation between the Seri people and their neighbors, a topic discussed in greater detail below.

The formal school system has helped them understand Mexico better, but it has not helped them understand or appreciate their own language and culture very much. Fortunately, the new expressions of cultural and linguistic rights that have been encoded as Mexican law in recent years (witness the creation of INALI, the Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas, through the passage of the “Ley General de Derechos Lingüísticos” (General Law of Linguistic Rights). The making of roads and the accessibility to automobiles has made their life easier in obvious and inescapable ways, but these have brought the outside world much closer and its impact much stronger.

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