July 1, 2021

The Bahidaj Harvest

For thousands of years the Tohono O’odham have lived in the Sonoran Desert and for much of that time harvested the Bahidaj, the fruit of the Saguaro.
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For thousands of years the Tohono O’odham have lived in the Sonoran Desert and for much of that time harvested the Bahidaj, the fruit of the Saguaro. We were invited to experience this deep and life-sustaining native tradition which reveals the beauty and the bounty of our region.

Producer/Editor: Mitch Riley
Photographers: Nate Huffman, Mitch Riley, Jordan Chin
Field Audio: Jordan Chin
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