Jon Meza Cuero

From Protero-San Jose de Tecate, California Top: Tipai, Native

Historic Photo: Francis Parker 1880 – Jon Meza Cureo, also from Tecate 2012

Top: Tipai, Native American Indian.

Tribal Views of Tribal Cultures by
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Prominent in the songs and stories of the Tohono O’odham are the others desert land. Gambel's quail, roadrunners, white-winged doves and black-ignore the heat. Visible also are our reptile residents: Coachwhips, fast harmless, are the only snakes willing to brave daytime ground temperatures. whip-tail and spiny lizards dash or do pushups, trying to make themselves possible pursuers. Horned lizards lap up ants at dusk.

Cacti blossoms are hardening into the red fruit, and Tohono O'odham traditional harvest of saguaro fruit and mark the beginning of their New crickets to make night music. Once again the cycle continues as it has before time. This continuum of culture is what sustains the people. Not spite of the harshest of conditions, politics, history and conflict of cultures. remember: Elder Brother, Earth Magician, and Coyote began their work creating things different from the other.

Elder Brother created people then the "crimson evening," which is regarded by the Tohono O'odham beautiful sights in the region. The sunset light is reflected on the mountains radiance. Elder Brother told the Tohono O'odham to remain where they were the center of all things. And there the desert people have always lived. They are living there from his home among the towering cliffs and crags of Baboquivari, veiled peak, their Elder Brother, I'itoi, spirit of goodness, who must all things, watches over them.

Lane Beading
A presentation of lane beadwork technique from the Title IX Program. Today, we each have the opportunity to step onto those traditional trails and seek out our own inspiration from a traditional cultural heritage

Santa Ysabel Veterans Day 2012
By Roy Cook

Tribal Veterans - Tribal land, November 11, 2012, Santa Ysabel, CA. day is filled with the irony of life. This is a day to consider our freedoms. to consider our Military Tribal Veterans our Tribal life and the freedom are.
Ron Christman, Santa Ysabel tribal spiritual Traditional singing grandchildren Rodriguez. Rodriguez of Tribal bell times played for the memory of those on.

Honored Vietnam Army Veteran Andy Wilson and his family were in proud support at the ceremony.

Many Santa Ysabel members attending this Veterans Day knew the boys I grew up with on the reservation. Most of us have served in some branch of the military. Many of us, in my generation, came through the experience of the Southeast Asia era. In that time, over there each represented each other in our military roles. In that time, coming back into the civilian world were not at all nice to returning still taking a goodly amount of time for many of us to see our the fact that we are alive and it is OK to be so.

American Indian Warrior Association at the Massing of the Colors

It is a grand, glorious, patriotic day at the Massing of the Colors on November 3, 2012; AIWA was early for the event at the Balboa Park Organ pavilion. They were there in honor of those military veterans and ....Click here for story

A gourd or shaker rattle is an object and even though this activity is ...



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