Native American Indian fire picture in the Mexican tribal village of Santa Catarina, Baja California, a Pai Pai Indian family starts an Indian fire at dusk in the high deserts of rural Mexico.

This fire picture was photographed in early February when the nights are longest and coldest in the high Mexican desert village.

The Native Californians were probably looking for light and social activity to help pass the long (and cold) desert night — since the tribal Indian village has no wired electricity for lights or heating, and no TV, no plumbing, no computers, no stereo to pass the time.

It seems like pretty soon after the sun goes down, they pile up in blankets for the night and STOKE their wood-burning heating stoves before the crack of dawn to maintain their cooking fires for breakfast.

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