I had the pleasure of “meeting” Campito in August of 2011. I was staying at Crooked Creek Research Station, in the White Mountains, and mentioned my sighting to Tim Forsell, the manager on site. He told me Campito’s story, or what is known of it. Since I’m better with images than with story telling, I’ll let Tim tell it to you. If you’re not reading Tim’s blog, you should. He tells wonderful tales of the Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains of California.
This building is the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Local Native Americans are allowed to vend merchandise on this walkway. I spotted this banner for an exhibit entitled “Cowboys Real and Imagined”. The juxtaposition of the iconic cowboy against real Native Americans makes me want to title this image “Imaginary Cowboy and Real Indians”.