Location: Mexico       Length: 19 min.

Along the shore of the Sea of Cortez live the Comca’ac Indians of Mexico, also known as the Seri.  Traditionally a hunting and gathering culture subsisting on the green sea turtle–or “Moosni”–the Comca’ac now are threatened by development and the turtles face possible extinction.  However, the Moosni and the Comca’ac will survive together and become strong again.  For centuries, the Comca’ac have resisted Spanish-Mexican cultural influences, but have managed to retain their culture and language.

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Produced in 2005 by Peter Blystone and Jessica Emerson

Copyright 2005 by Peter Blystone

Ancient Tribe at a Crossroads (Washington Post)

Peter Blystone (YouTube)

Seri Culture and History (Native Languages of the Americas)

Seri people (Wikipedia)

Tahéjöc and the Comcáac Territory (Sacred Land Film Project)