Pata de Perro

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why Pata de Perro ?

Why do I hold such a nickname?
Cause “Pata de Perro” literally translated to English means “Dog’s paw” And which for Mexico slang language means “some one that is always wandering on the world” or “Nomadic”.

Chichimeca was the name that the Nahua peoples of Mexico generically applied to a wide range of semi-nomadic peoples who inhabited the north of modern-day Mexico and southwestern United States, and carried the same sense as the European term "barbarian". The name was adopted with a pejorative tone by the Spaniards when referring especially to the semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer peoples of northern Mexico

Word origin: The Nahuatl name Chīchīmēcah (plural, pronounced [tʃiːtʃiːˈmeːkaʔ]; singular Chīchīmēcatl) means "inhabitants of Chichiman"; the placename Chichiman itself means "Area of Milk". But is also to be related to chichi "dog". So these tribes were of hunter-gatherers and very fierce atackers to invade and defend territories, so hence, they were known as “Dog without leash”. These tribes were distributed as follows:
Chichimeca’s tribes:
Caxcanes Guachichiles Guamares Pames Tecuexes Zacatecos

And the majority of these tribes occupied all territory of Zacatecas and several area around.
So there you go my friends;
I was born in Zacatecas, Then I’m a Chichimeca Men by root origins, Then I am a Dog without leash,
Then I am: “PATA DE PERRO”. That is why I tend to wander as much as possible all around my country.

Check some of my Motorcycle travels Here:

México Arteaga Mountains
Huasteca Potosina
World's Deepest Flooded Sinkhole
Veracruz and Volcanos Route at Guanajuato
Guanajuato - Zacatecas
Real de Catorce