Date: Monday, Mar. 6
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Enrollment: 12 min./30 max.
Register By: Feb. 27
The White Shaman is an ancient rock panel which can be seen today in a cave located in the Lower Pecos region of Texas on the Pecos River. Perez will talk about the White Shaman Panel’s visual narrative of the indigenous Coahuiltecans’ world view and creation
story. Co-sponsored by Headwaters at University of the Incarnate Word.
Gary Perez’s ancestors were Payaya, a band of localindigenous people that with many other bands comprised the Coahuiltecans. He brings a unique perspective to the White Shaman (rock art) Panel from the Lower Pecos, believed to reflect the creation story of
the Coahuiltecans. As a Catholic, he sees parallels in the panel and Christian stories and symbols. He is custodian of the Native American Church National Trust in Mirando City, Texas. A member of the Headwaters of Incarnate Word Board of Trustees, Gary lectures on the cultural, spiritual, and geographical representations found on the White Shaman Panel, including the Four Fountain Springs of Texas, one of which is the Blue Hole on the
grounds of the University of the Incarnate Word.