Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Havasupai Indians

Hiked into the Havasupai reservation. It's a fantastically beautiful oasis at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

The ancient Havasupai were nomads who traveled distances that would have impressed a wolf, and lived on cliffs that would have impressed a lizard.

Now they're obese diabetics addicted to meth and alcohol. They live in government housing, with what amounts to a giant extension cord draped into the canyon for electricity. They milk tourists and look for things to be offended by.


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

That reminds me of a trip i made to South Dakota

-Humongous said...

That's sad- but a great photo!

Anonymous said...

I had some friends that hiked down into the village while wearing buckskins. They had a little kid follow them along and then ask them "Are you real Indians?" My friends were both blond European types.