The Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Home to multiple indigenous tribes that are very territorial (for good reason) and protectively maintaining their original cultures. Somehow, some way, I was granted access to pass through these areas and work with a very special family.
We headed up the mountain with offerings of food, shells, sweets, machetes and shovels. Each indigenous person we passed we offered him or her something.
We left the mountains with empty packs and changed perspectives.