I had heard about the Desert Rain Café years ago. So, on my way through the Tohono O’odham reservation, I was determined to find the place. What I discovered was a lot more than a restaurant that specializes in the traditional food of the Tohono O’odham people. Desert Rain is only one project of […]
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I left the parking lot at the Coyote Trading Post early and headed for the Tohono O’odham Museum. Armed with a hand-drawn map, I drove south on Rte. 19 to Topawa, a tiny village that meanders through the desert seemingly without a plan. The museum is attractive and well-planned. I learned about the history, food, language, and governance […]
The only road through the Tohono O’odham reservation is a lonely two-lane highway where the desert stretches out on either side and sometimes encroaches on the road. This is the land of the desert people, and it’s both harsh and beautiful. The Tohono O’odham have occupied this land for millenia, and they may be one of […]
Physicist Stephen Hawking said that the long-term survival of the human race depends on our ability to colonize other planets. Easier said than done, as Biosphere2 north of Tucson illustrates.