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On the weekend between the building work we visited an indigenous Wixárika Huichol village at Zapote Picachos located in the municipality of Tepic in the northern boundary with the municipality of El Nayar. The village is accessible by boat from and is on the reservoir of the Aguamilpa Dam on the Rio Grande de Santiago. The Wixárika Huichol, who use to live by the river were displaced in the mid 1990's when the dam was build and Zapote Picachos is their second relocation because the first area they were moved to was not suitable because of floods in the rainy season. On this excursion we were accompanied by a group of three Americans and a local optometrist who were providing reading glasses to the village people. One of our team, Serge, also contributed a large supply of reading glasses for their use. To learn more about the village and people go to http://www.etnoturismozapotedepicachos.com/

Zapote Picachos
Zapote Picachos
Zapote Picachos

Zapote Picachos

Zapote Picachos

Zapote Picachos

Traditional Huichol clothes
Traditional Huichol clothes
Traditional Huichol clothes
Traditional Huichol clothes
Preparing to distribute reading glasses
Reading glasses
Testing Blood Pressure
Testing Blood Pressure
Huichol children
Huichol children
Young Huichol girl
Young Huichol girl
Young Huichol girl

soccer balls
Soccer balls

Improvised clinic
soccer field
Soccer field
Testing for reading glasses
Eye test
Huichol children
Huichol children
Young Huichol girl
Young Huichol girl
Boy with slingshot
Boy with slingshot
Old ladies
Old ladies
old wooden house
Old wooden house
old wooden house

old wooden house


Rio Grande de Santiago
Boat ride
Boat ride
Bead work
Bead work
Bead work

Drift wood
Drift wood