Dating the rocks of the grand canyon

01-Aug-2017 02:37

Traditional clothing for the Tarahumara consists of a white cloth shirt, sometimes with colorful prints, white cloth pants or wraparounds with colorful belts or accessories. Running has always been a tradition and necessity of the Tarahumara.

Headbands of cloth usually red are worn upon the head. It is their only mode of transportation and many of the small communities are far apart.

Yet, archeologists have found evidence of humans living in the area three thousand years ago.

Many of the Tarahumaras still dress in traditional styles.

They also have their own events such as "foot throwing" or Rarjparo which is a game using a small wooden ball "thrown by the foot" by teams in races that sometimes last for days.

The Tarahumara are very religious with two of their festivals being Semana Santa (Easter Week) and the Fiesta Guadalupana in December.

Living in high altitudes, they have developed tremendous lung capacity and in more primitive times hunted deer and mountain goats, running them down on foot.

In more modern times, they have run non-stop in relay teams from Chihuahua City to El Paso, a distance of 230 miles, to open the Pan-American Road Races.

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So, no one knows how long the Tarahumaras have lived in the Copper Canyon region.These religious rites are a mixture of Christian and Tarahumara beliefs.The Tarahumara Indians also have celebrations at other times such as at the end of harvest time.After mineral wealth was discovered in the mountains, many areas where Tarahumara Indians lived became desirable lands to the miners & mining companies forcing the Tarahumara once again to head deeper into the remote canyons.Today, the Tarahumara are Mexico's second largest native Indian group with a population of approximately 50 thousand people.

So, no one knows how long the Tarahumaras have lived in the Copper Canyon region.

These religious rites are a mixture of Christian and Tarahumara beliefs.

The Tarahumara Indians also have celebrations at other times such as at the end of harvest time.

After mineral wealth was discovered in the mountains, many areas where Tarahumara Indians lived became desirable lands to the miners & mining companies forcing the Tarahumara once again to head deeper into the remote canyons.

Today, the Tarahumara are Mexico's second largest native Indian group with a population of approximately 50 thousand people.

The Tarahumara are a quiet and considerate people who are expert farmers and runners.