"and Tarahumara indians"
Tarahumara in Tuaripa, Chihuahua (1892)
Public DomainTarahumara in Tuaripa, Chihuahua (1892) - Credit: Carl S. Lumholtz
Tarahumare girl from Norogachic (c. 1902)
Public DomainTarahumara girl from Norogachic (c. 1902) - Credit: Carl S. Lumholtz

The Tarahumara, or RarĂ¡muri, are an indigenous people of northern Mexico.

They originally inhabited much of the state of Chihuahua but retreated to the Copper Canyon within the Sierra Madre Occidental upon the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Due to their isolation there, most Tarahumara have managed to maintain a traditional lifestyle, living in natural shelters such as caves or cliff overhangs, as well as small wood and stone cabins.