Title(s): Who Is Chakwaina?
Southwest Crossroads Spotlight
Description: Origins of the Chakwaina katsina.
Excerpt: In 1529, Spanish explorer Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Baca and three companions survived a shipwreck at the mouth of what is now known as the Mississippi River. Esteban, a black Moorish slave, was among the survivors. For seven years, the four Spaniards wander...