Jon Meza Cuero
From Protero-San Jose de Tecate, California Top:
Historic Photo: Francis Parker 1880 Jon
Meza Cureo, also from Tecate 2012
Top: Tipai, Native American Indian.
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in the songs and stories of the Tohono Oodham 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.
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
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
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
Ysabel Veterans Day 2012
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.
Christman, Santa Ysabel tribal spiritual Traditional singing grandchildren
Rodriguez. Rodriguez of Tribal bell times played for the memory
of those on.
Vietnam Army Veteran Andy Wilson and his family were in proud support
at the ceremony.
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.
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
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CALIF. GOURD RATTLE CONSTRUCTION
or shaker rattle is an object and even though this activity is ...
Tradition Into Tomorrow
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