He received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Tulane University. In 1986, he won the PEN Translation Prize for his book Popul Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life, and in 1997 was the joint recipient of the American Anthropological Association President's Award, along with his wife, Barbara Tedlock.
He was a proponent of dialogical anthropology.
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