Darrel Ray: "Havsupai."­ >(This is on FRIDAY not our usual Saturday night.)

In 1971, during Darrel's wild and crazy undergraduate days at Friends University (Wichita), he and his young wife set out to take their honeymoon in the Grand Canyon while also studying the Havasupai Indians for Darrel's senior project. Some would say that was a crazy place for a honeymoon, but they would be wrong. The Supai home in the bottom of the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful places on earth and the Supai are an interesting people. Darrel studied every aspect of their culture, including, as you might expect, their sex lives. Even at the tender age of 21, he was interested in people's sex lives. Is that really a surprise?

This won't be your typical Freethought talk. You will learn about minerals, language, migratory histories in the Southwest, water quality, beautiful waterfalls, snakes, scorpions, and of course religion. How the Baptists and Mormons compete to convert the Supai and how the Supai played the missionaries to their advantage.

Images of Havsupai: http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=havsupai&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ei=FpveUaiUKMGyyAHipICoAw&ved=0CCQQsAQ

We'll go the the Blue Moose for booze and food afterwards!

Cole Morgan[masked]

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  • Chris P.

    Interesting discussion. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks for putting in all the effort, Darrel.

    August 2, 2013

  • Penelope C.

    Darrell's always a great speaker! Looking forward to this.

    August 1, 2013

  • Toni

    Hello, all I would like to attend the meetup. However, I live in Wyandotte County and have no way of getting there. Can anyone give me a ride there? I live just outside downtown KCK in the Cathedral District. SOS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 1, 2013

  • Anna S.

    If we guess we win a prize, or if we guess correctly?

    April 13, 2013

    • Anna S.

      Ha! Never mind. Now my comment makes no sense because you changed the description.

      July 29, 2013

  • ~Sweet T.

    Wish we could go. Scheduling conflicts.

    July 12, 2013

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