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Running Back Through History
Photograph by Ira Block

Proud of their heritage, runners from Jemez Pueblo retrace in reverse the route Pecos Indians took when they relocated to Jemez Pueblo in 1838. Others walked all or part of the way, taking up to three days. Meanwhile, a truck carrying the remains traveled around the clock from Massachusetts to New Mexico. At a rendezvous at Pecos Historical Park, Indian leaders conducted a private traditional reburial ceremony. The event was hidden from the news media and other outsiders by a stand of trees and protected by a line of law enforcement officers and Jemez tribal members. The homecoming was marked by a feast of fry bread, green-chili stew, and other traditional foods.



Camera: Canon EOS-1n
Film Type: Fuji Provia 100F
Lens: 80-200 zoom @200mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/1000 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light





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