Ceremony of the Eagles and JaguarsLoading
  • Jacob Palomares-Mason, 19, of San Jose with his mother Patricia Palomares-Mason before the Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. "He's been a dancer since he was inside my womb," said Palomares-Mason.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Marco Pedraza, 20 of Sacramento works on his headdress as he and nine other young men celebrate their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. The Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars was started 23-years-ago by Jessie Ortiz-Ocelotl to bring young men together and be taught dance and indigenous traditions on their way to become positive members of society.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Part of the head dress of one of the young men celebrating their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars hangs from his waist on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. The Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars was started 23-years-ago by Jessie Ortiz-Ocelotl to bring young men together and be taught dance and indigenous traditions on their way to become positive members of society.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Izkaltonalli Cruz-Chavez, of Sacramento speaks to young men celebrating their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. Cruz-Chavez talked o the young men about the importance of staying in touch with each other and being each others eyes and ears when you need someone.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Jacob Palomares-Mason 19, of San Jose dances in a circle as he and nine other young men celebrate their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. The Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars was started 23-years-ago by Jessie Ortiz-Ocelotl to bring young men together and be taught dance and indigenous traditions on their way to become positives members of society.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Moises Nopaltzin Mejia, 18, of Woodland is presented during the Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Young men celebrate their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. The Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars was started 23-years-ago by Chuy Ortiz-Ocecotl to bring young men together and be taught dance and indigenous traditions on their way to become positives members of society. During the ceremony the young men take part in a procession around the park stopping at all four points and listening to words of advice from four different groups that include the young, women, elders and men.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Jacob Palomares-Mason 19, of San Jose listens to elders during the Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. The Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars was started 23-years-ago by Jessie Ortiz-Ocelotl to bring young men together and be taught dance and indigenous traditions on their way to become positives members of society.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Veronica Villa of Sacramento looks into the sun as paint dries on her face during the Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Marco Pedraza 20 of Sacramento tightens a wrist band as he and nine other young men celebrate their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. The Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars was started 23-years-ago by Jessie Ortiz-Ocelotl to bring young men together and be taught dance and indigenous traditions on their way to become positive members of society.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A dancer walks to the circle were young men celebrated their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Izkaltonalli Cruz-Chavez, of Sacramento second from left leads participants of the Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Ignacio Gaona of Sacramento hands out gifts that he made for young men celebrating their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Angelbertha Cobb of Sacramento talks to young men celebrating their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. The Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars was started 23-years-ago by Cobb's son Jessie Ortiz-Ocelotl to bring young men together to be taught dance and indigenous traditions on their way to become positive members of society. During the ceremony the young men take part in a procession around the park stopping at all four cardinal points and listen to words of advice from four different groups that include the young, women, elders and men.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Angelbertha Cobb of Sacramento one of the elders at the Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars dances at the start of the ceremony on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A procession of dancers walks under the Spaceship Sculpture at Southside Park as 10 young men celebrate their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Women in charge of carrying the copal walk during a procession for young men celebrating their Ceremony of the Eagles and JaguarsSaturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Izkaltonalli Cruz-Chavez, of Sacramento leads a procession for young men celebrating theirCeremony of the Eagles and Jaguars on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A procession leads young men as they celebrate their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento. The group arrived at the park in the early hours long before sunrise for the once a year ceremony.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Kutoven Stevens, 10, and his father Delmar Stevens of Yerington Nevada prepare to celebrate 10 young men during their Ceremony of the Eagles and Jaguars Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Southside Park in Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
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