(Creel MX)
The Tarahumara natives are cave dwellers that live in and around Copper Canyon. Some still prefer living in caves; but, most have simple homes on a reservation outside of Creel.

Tarahumara Statue

They call themselves Rarámuri, and are known for long distance running in the mountains, their crafts, colorful clothing, and ranching. They also have stores in town.

Native Woman in Colorful Dress
Cave Dwelling
Native Crafts

I saw cattle, goats, and horses in fields around their homes on the reservation. As we drove around, there were interesting rock formations, and a pleasant lake.

Goats in Pasture
Horses and Humble Home
Horseshoe Lake on the Reservation aka Lago Arareko

San Ignacio Mission was established in 1741 and is on the reservation. The humble chapel still serves the natives today.

San Ignacio Mission Chapel

These people seemed to be very humble, and unassuming.

Camp: The Lodge at Creel
Scene: Natives, cave, chapel, lake

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2 Responses to Tarahumara

  1. Brad Pettit March 24, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

    Very nice. How are you doing with all this stuff going on?

    • Pleinguy March 24, 2020 at 8:27 pm #

      Except for the state parks being closed, it’s not much different than my usual camping style. I normally avoid the cities and crowds anyway. When I do go to town, getting what I need at the store is somewhat harder because of all the hoarders. Still, I’m doing OK.

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