Four part radio composition which combines a variety of traditional dramatic radio forms with sound gathered in the Guatemalan cloud forests and at Tikal, a center of Mayan life in pre-Columbian Guatemala. Includes subtext drawn from Jonathon Evan Maslow's book about his search for the elusive Quetzal bird, the national bird of freedom in Guatemala.
r.1. pt.1. Columbus the Christ Bearer ; pt.2. Tecun Uman the Mayan King (58 min.) -- r.2. pt.3. Conquistador the Black Legend ; pt.4. Bird of life, bird of death (55 min.).