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is which is which is cattle in Okay, which is which is cattles blood a cow's blood a bull ox blood ox blood and from then on the this color red is is produced by by infusing the ox blood and within the color
so is it time? Yes. Okay. And it's Mr. Brown Tondo K. See savvy cuando is no masala yanda is those who say the Oh, it's sumela yen like authentically and he never he says that it's just the legend. Yes, she knows. That's a good LTS here. real or not? Good way to say. No, say ways that might be true might not.
Yeah, thank you very much. I know. There's gonna be some more questions. I got a couple of questions myself. Let's turn now and listen to Mr. Warrior. And he's full of story. Some of you heard him already. And I don't know what he's going to talk about today. But we'll find out right now.

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Hello, I hope I don't be too boring. But what I like to talk about is the area where I came from. I'm from Del Rio, Texas is down on the border 150 miles west of San Antonio highway 90. On your way to El Paso. I'm 426 miles south of El Paso. And so if you ever get down that away, you'll come through a little town by the name of Brackettville, Texas. That's where I'm originally from and that's where my forefathers came in 1870 from Mexico, nacimiento, Delos Negros, Mexico, a little town that was given to the Seminoles. [They must go ghosts?] and the Seminole Indians in 1854, by a Mexican president by the name of [profolio?]. So I am going to talk a little bit about both sides of the border. I was listening to him about the Chinese segment of Mexicali, which was very interesting. along the borders, we have a mixture of cultures and a mixture of societies and a mixture of many breeds of people along the border there Hispanics naturalness, there is Indians, different types of Indians. I guess we have at least about maybe 10 to 12 different types of Indians. And on the on this side, we have the Cherokees, we have the Apaches rapa hos and course I represent the Seminole black Indians, from nacimiento. And there's a lot of others in different sections of the border. What we're representing here. The board of people is the range of about 2000 miles. It right it starts from California, Baja Mexicali, San Diego, California, all the way down to Brownsville, Texas, which is an area it's around the Rio Grande, he goes from the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean. And so basically, all the people on the border have something in common, course things will vary. But basically, it's all Mexican. I was in a session day before yesterday with a group of people. And we have some of the same customs course. Like I said, it's basically the same but in time it has changed and variations of the way it's converted, converted. Now, the Mexican people talk about the [deal that loves welters?] and this is the day of the day and now I didn't Discuss ours, the way we celebrate it. But these other two interpreters, they, they discussed their ways. One guy said that what they do they have the food, they start the first of May, three days of it. And some of the customs are that the people prepare the food.
They prepare a lot of food, everybody brings food, one segment, they take it, and they put plates of it on the graves to be consumed by the dead and this to let them know that you love them. Okay, now the next day they go back, well, if the animals don't eat the food, well, then they throw it out. Okay, then, another segment said, we have the food, said we prepare the food the night before. We have a large table of food. What we do is we we have our churches first. And then we go back and we warm the food and we eat the food. He said but the other people, they throw it away, they waste a lot of food. But we eat ours. Okay, we do the same thing. But what we do we have a celebration. Ours is only two days, we're going to have ours the third week in September. And we have something like a festival, small festival. People come from all over our relatives and a lot of strange people. We have a barbecue, we drink beer, and we have sort of a reunion grand time. And we do this all day. Maybe we dance that Saturday night. But that Sunday morning, or that Sunday afternoon, we all get together. And we go to the cemetery. We have services out there. And we take flowers. And we place them on the graves. And then as people that goes and they kneel to the graves and talk to the dead and my wife is pretty good at this. She speaks to her mother and her father and them and she says well I'm back to visit you one more time. So we have it's very festive. We laugh, we cry. We rejuvenate everything. But after all in all in all, we have a pretty nice time. It's a reunion time. And also we honor the dead.

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