THE YAQUI DEER DANCER

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∞ Ingrid Aguilar

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The Yaqui are a native group that originated in Sonora, Mexico. This drawing llustrates me, a proud Yaqui in a modern body. Yaquis are known for their ‘danza el venado’ which means deer dance. Yaquis wear deer heads and bells on their feet and dance in their ceremonies. Because of their difficult past, Yaquis are very strong and united. Today, Yaquis are found in the cities of Sonora, Potam, Vicam, Torim, Bacum, Cocorit, Huiribis, Benem and Rahum and in Tucson, Arizona.