I didn't shoot the Pow Wow last year and really wanted to do it again.
We have four principal tribes here, Cahuilla, Cupeno, Luiseno and Kumeyaay.
Their fertile homeland in Oceanside was too valuable to give back as a reservation. They are a scattered diaspora, now separated from their ancestral holdings.
The Cupa, after having their land stolen, lost a supreme court decision in the late 1800's and had to move in with the Pala.
Happened at the kiva at Acoma, the Mosque of Omar was built directly on top of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and I have no doubt it happened here at San Luis Rey when the Spanish arrived.
Easy to figure out. The natives always find and live near the best real estate.
Really nice fellows.
I personally find them so beautiful.
I can't wait for the next one. Hope you don't burn out on the stuff.