The Yellow Cathedral is the story of a culture clash between the Indians of Chiapas and the government of Mexico. The Indians sought life and livelihood on their land; but the government sought to “keep them down on the farm” and ultimately control their land. The government control is but part and parcel of the new global economy. The true treasure of Mexico is not the gold of the Spanish Conquistadores’ dreams, but the oil which sits beneath the soil in Chiapas. This story of greed tells once more about a government’s manipulation of an indigenous people’s right to land.