The masked Indian face of a young Pai-Pai Native American boy is photographed inside a shelter on his family ranch in the indigenous tribal community of Santa Catarina, B.C., Mexico.

The young Native California boy donned his cowboy-style hat and pulled his bandana up in a bandit style to hide his face for the portrait picture.

You can take this from the photographer:

The young boy is a hardworking ranch hand who has little free time to play between his chores and helping run his Indian family rancho.

And he lives in a dangerous desert backcountry where police, soldiers, bandits, smugglers, drug traffickers and ranchers conceal their identities....

Photos, Writing and Web Page Design Contributed by webmaster, GARY G. BALLARDTo buy purchase authentic Santa Catarina Paipai Kumeyaay Indian arts and crafts, please visit the Shumup Ko Hup "Dream Come True" Indian store in Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego, California.

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