The emplumados (feathered men) of Cacaopera do a variety of dances that are indigenous to El Salvador, from the Pipil and Lenca people, a culture that was nearly exterminated completely in the massacres of 1932. The dances are the main symbol of indigenous resistance to cultural domination in the Cacaopera area of Morazán, El Salvador. There are only a few men who can do the dances now, though several people were taught in the refugee camps of Colomoncagua while the massacres of the 1980s were happening.
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