Jim Griffith is taking a break. This is a replay of an old favorite.
Jokes are a part of any culture’s folklore and can serve as a kind of salve or ointment that we can slather over the raw places in our consciousness.
In this favorite Big Jim tale, a stolen payroll leads to buried treasure.
Jim Griffith tells of the dirtier side of the cattle business.
Jim Griffith sings a classic western song written by Gail Gardner.
These are the lyrics to the song Jim Griffith is singing in his latest video.
Big Jim brings you tall tales to help beat back the summer.
This blog essay is the start of something new — a series of sketches of individual tradition bearers who, while they lived, added greatly to t…
Jim Griffith brings us a tale of morality and misunderstanding along the border.
Jim Griffith recounts a tale of mischief and misunderstanding along the border.
Jim Griffith discusses the tools and techniques used to harvest Organ Pipe Cactus.
Jim Griffith shows us how and when to harvest saguaro fruit.
Bernard L. “Bunny” Fontana has come out with a new book on the history of our mission.
When dealing with another culture, you don’t always know what is really going on.
There is really little to add about Mother's Day, except this story.
A replay of Jim Griffith's Mother's Day treatise of 2014.
After a long wait, the work on Mission San Xavier’s east tower is finally beginning.
Jim recalls a time when the sand trout hooked a sucker.
Pedro Calles Encinas was born on January 29, 1914, in San Pedro de la Cueva, Sonora. His father was one of Pancho Villa’s victims in the mass …
Big Jim discusses how one goes about catching the legendary sand trout.
In October 1915, Pancho Villa decided to recoup his fortunes by invading Sonora.
Jim Griffith discusses different tortilla presses and shows off his mesquite press.
A few Spanish words common in our region, which don’t exist or have different meanings in other parts of the Mexican world.
Jim Griffith describes the role rosaries play in Yaqui Easter.
Jim tells of how a gila monster can become a helium monster.