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Today I was writing a paper for my anthropology class about how political processes change in societies over time. You all know I'm in love with the Kumeyaay, so I decided to do some research on their political structure. In the process I learned our beloved mountain Kwaay Paay in Mission Trails Regional Park is named after a political position in early Kumeyaay culture: There was a Kwaaypaay in each independent band of the Kumeyaay Federation and he or she acted as the leader or captain for the group. The Kwaaypaay reported to Kuchut Kwataay who was the main Tribal leader of the federation and in partnership with Shamans and other important leaders they maintained a successful society. The bands were not commanded to obey their Kwaaypaay, they chose to follow him or her if they approved of their leadership style and methods. So next time you're trudging up Kwaay Paay Peak take a look around at the surrounding mountains and imagine them as a Kumeyaay band; Kwaay Paay Peak may not be the biggest and baddest on the ridgeline but he dutifully represents and leads them all. 🤠🤔
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#kwaaypaay #missiontrails #kumeyaayland #anthropology #archaeology #nativeamerican #historyismyjam
My face was glued to the window for most of the plane ride home from Tennessee. I looked at the topography of the Mogollon Rim and wondered how many cliff dwellings and artifacts were tucked inside it's crimson nooks. My neck ached as I craned to see every bit of the landscape below and I finally came to terms with the fact that I really, really love the southwest.🤠
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#mogollonrim #arizona #becomewhoyouare #archaeology #anthropology
That feeling when you start finding the answers to your own existential questions and begin the journey of becoming who you are. At 35 years old, I suppose it's better late than never. 🤠🏺📚
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#anthropology #archaeology #becomewhoyouare #whatiwanttobewhenigrowup
AZ's Barringer Meteor Crater from cruising altitude. Google says it's 3/4 of a mile wide and 550 feet deep. The meteor that created it is speculated to have been 150 feet in diameter and weighed 300,000 tons. I came here as a little kid with my dad and was far from impressed then, but seeing it yesterday brought a rush of love and appreciation for him and the adventures we've gone on. I love you dad. 💗
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#meteorcrater #barringercrater #lovemydad
It was a great trip, but it's good to be home. 🌴
Chicago looks worthy of a visit all its own someday. 💨🌃
Sister take over of downtown Nashville 🤠🍻
I love all of these people something fierce. 💗
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#drunkpizzaisthebestpizza #family
That auntie love 💗 @bonniesaich
I can't get over these fireflys 💡video via @seaasickk
Big brothers 💗