Xitaima - Lucía Lemus de la Cruz

The daughter of members of the Tuapurie community of Jalisco, Xitaima was born in Ruiz, Nayarit in 1953.

Yauxali - Pablo Taizán de la Cruz

Pablo Taizán de la Cruz is also known by his Huichol name, Yauxali, which means The Garment of Our Father (Sun).

José Benítez Sánchez

José Benítez Sánchez was born in 1938 on a ranch called San Pablito in Nayarit and given the name Yikaiye Kikame, “Silent Walker,” in the Wixarika language.

Guadalupe González Ríos

Guadalupe González Ríos, Ketsetemahé Teukarieya, or “Godson of the Mounted Iguanas,” was born on December 12, 1923 in the Huichol settlement of Carretones de Cerritos, Nayarit.

Juan Ríos Martínez

Juan Ríos Martínez is known in Huichol as Taurri Mutuani, or “Painted Red.”. He told me he was given this name at birth in 1930 because of his skin pigmentation.

Tutukila Carrillo Sandoval

Tiburcio Carrillo Sandoval was born on a ranch in Tuapuri, one of the most traditional Huichol communities, in 1949, where he received the name Niukame, or “Sprouting Corn”.