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(täräo͞omä`rä), indigenous people of N Mexico, mostly in Chihuahua state. About 60,000 strong, they live for the most part in the barren wilderness of the Sierra Madre Occidental, subsisting largely by hunting and practicing rudimentary agriculture. They are renowned for their ability to run down deer and horses, but are known chiefly for their religious practices, in which consumption of the peyote cactus figures prominently. The visions and ecstasies produced by mescalin, the active ingredient of this plant, are the culmination of Tarahumara ceremonies. The Mexican poet Alfonso Reyes dedicated to the Tarahumara one of his finest works, Yerbas del Tarahumara (1934; tr. Tarahumara Herbs, 1958).


See W. C. Bennett and R. M. Zingg, The Tarahumara (1935); C. W. Pennington, The Tarahumar of Mexico (1963, repr. 1969).

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Durante el sexenio pasado, el problema de la violencia en la Sierra Tarahumara era casi tabu.
Otros atractivos: rappel, escalar en montana, o un pequeno puente colgante al que se accede por medio de un salto al estilo de Tarzan; caminata por senderos hacia zonas arqueologicas, montar en bicicleta, subir en el rocodromo de siete metros de altura, saltar un trampolin con ligas, avistar aves, acampar o pasear a caballo a traves de pueblos tarahumaras y admirar las cascada del rio Basaseachi, la segunda caida de agua mas alta en Mexico con unos 245 metros de altura.
L'influence d'Antonin Artaud, de la montagne Tarahumara, du Mexique, du peyotl et du mouvement surrealiste, est evidente.
Antes que nada quiero transmitir con la muestra, con las fotografias, mi amor por Mexico, por la Sierra Tarahumara.
Luis Javier Perez Enriquez, leader of the community of San Elias Repechike, sent a letter to TransCanada and to the CET asking that the pipeline be rerouted away from their communities, and any work must protect the forests, watersheds, and prairies in the Sierra Tarahumara.
Both concerts will include popular works including Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, as well as compositions by the two performers which tell of the life of the Tarahumara.
Around the end of August 1936 and after securing a grant from the Mexican government, Artaud set out from Mexico City and made a 1000-kilometer train trip to Chihuahua and then traveled for a week on horseback across the Sierra Madre into the Tarahumara village of Norogachic, a place at an altitude of six thousand meters and a territory where "there is a race of pure red Indians called the Tarahumara" (Peyote 3).
Los objetivos especificos son los siguientes: a) determinar si los habitantes de la Sierra Tarahumara son inherentemente vulnerables y poco capaces de adaptarse al cambio climatico; b) estudiar las percepciones de los tarahumaras sobre los riesgos para la salud relacionados con las amenazas climaticas (como las que ocasionan los fenomenos meteorologicos extremos), ye) establecer cual es su capacidad de respuesta frente a tales riesgos para la salud.
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, in which he tells the story of the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico, who are renowned for their incredible feats of endurance running.
Although he would spend much less time with the Tarahumara in the Sierra Madre in comparison to Le Clezio's aforementioned extended travels and it is even debatable whether Artaud actually ever made this trip at all, (3) it is clear that naive escapism was not what fueled the tormented author's metaphysical pursuit.
In the 1993 Leadville ultramarathon, the winner was a 55 year old man from the Tarahumara tribe.
McDougall based his ideas on his studies of the running prowess of the Tarahumara Indians, who live in the Copper Canyon region of Chihuahua in Mexico, where through hundreds of years they have elevated running to both a high art and high science - without benefit of footwear.