Like a Painted Footprint

Like a Painted Footprint 482 J ournal of the S outhwest lIke paInted footprInt and c ipriano b uiTiMea r oMero M aría T eresa V aldiVia d ounce In memory of José Zazueta Yoquibo Once when Naty took me for a walk along the river, I saw something jump behind the rocks. It was very agile and quickly disappeared, which is why I thought it might be a deer. So I asked Naty, "What was that?" She replied, "A Guarijío. They are the Indians who live here, in the Sierra." --Taydé Parra, San Bernardo Of Cipriano's Life I was born near Guamúchil, about four kilometers down, in a place called Cueva Larga. Guamúchil is just before you get to Los Bajíos. That's where I was born. I have four sisters and two brothers, plus one who died of sickness because in those days there was no doctor. We were very poor. We didn't have anything and our father worked with the people who had resources, with the ranchers. They paid him very little, at that time about 5 pesos.38 My father worked from sunup to sundown. Sometimes he went to work and they would pay him with five liters of corn http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Southwest Southwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

Like a Painted Footprint

Journal of the Southwest, Volume 56 (3) – Jan 20, 2014

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482 J ournal of the S outhwest lIke paInted footprInt and c ipriano b uiTiMea r oMero M aría T eresa V aldiVia d ounce In memory of José Zazueta Yoquibo Once when Naty took me for a walk along the river, I saw something jump behind the rocks. It was very agile and quickly disappeared, which is why I thought it might be a deer. So I asked Naty, "What was that?" She replied, "A Guarijío. They are the Indians who live here, in the Sierra." --Taydé Parra, San Bernardo Of Cipriano's Life I was born near Guamúchil, about four kilometers down, in a place called Cueva Larga. Guamúchil is just before you get to Los Bajíos. That's where I was born. I have four sisters and two brothers, plus one who died of sickness because in those days there was no doctor. We were very poor. We didn't have anything and our father worked with the people who had resources, with the ranchers. They paid him very little, at that time about 5 pesos.38 My father worked from sunup to sundown. Sometimes he went to work and they would pay him with five liters of corn

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Published: Jan 20, 2014

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