HUICHOL Page 5

The entry into the village. Recently, people have started putting barbed wire fences around their property. Whether this is to keep the tourists out, or whether it indicates that the Huichol (who have the idea of communal land ownership) are signaling that their land is "theirs" I have no idea.

The land around the village is pretty barren. The Huichol corn fields are outside the village toward the mountains.

The government has built a new school. Some Huichol children come from other villages to attend the primary grades here. These students stay in a dormitory see in this picture (at the right).

A small stream runs through the village. At the moment, because it is not the rainy season, it is dry. Water must be brought up from the lake to the village during the dry months.

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