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Tarahumara Tribe and their cave houses, Mexico

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Uploaded on Jun 27, 2006

The Tarahumar tribe live in the Copper Canyon, Sierra Madre Mountains, Mexico. They are known for their speed of running, and mostly hunted their prey on foot. An elder of the tribe, Luis Gloria Refugio shows Manchán around his cave and tells how many of his people are now moving to the town as life is easier and there is a continual supply of food. Although life on this fertile plain looks idyllic there is a lot of work involved in planting the corn and minding animals. The Jesuits have been here trying to convert the Tarahumara for 400 years without much luck. Some Tarahumara people have retreated deeper into the mountains to escape the influence of the modern world. They still hunt on foot using spears.
Manchán Magan, Global Nomad Films www.manchan.com

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