Papago Indian Reservation, AZ
On day thirteen we drove to the Papago Indian Reservation in southern Arizona.  We had
permission from the tribe to visit their most sacred site, I'itoia's Cave.  The tribe believes
that I'itoia is their creator and that he resides in a cave far up a rocky, cactus studded
slope in the vicinity of Baboquivari Park.  The trail was quite rough going up to the cave.  The
entrance to the cave is roughly 2 1/2 feet by 1 1/2 feet and resembles the entrance to a
birth canal.  It is customary to squeeze inside and leave an offering.  There were pictures,
jewelry, dream-catchers, and all sorts of things inside the cave, which was roughly 15x15
feet.  I left a lock of my hair and then squeezed back out.  So I guess you can say I've been
through a birth canal three times now!
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