Friday, October 28, 2022

Russell Means • Language Lost

Project Quechua: NUNA Project 

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When we lose our language, we lose our essence. Who we are is our language.

Indigenous languages of the world really are living languages, they come from an oral tradition. We develop the brain so that we can remember everything about natural law, the natural universe, and everything within, and also, how to live. And it’s all in our languages.”

Russell Means, 2011 (Language Lost)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

NUNA Project | EXTRADO 2

Project Quechua: NUNA Project 

Extrado in Latin 
means Give Away.

Quechua • Hopi • English • Español

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They make excellent wallpaper.

Spirit: Quechua | Hopi

Water: Quechua | Hopi 

Moon: Quechua | Hopi 

Morning: Quechua | Hopi 

Monday, October 24, 2022

NUNA Project | EXTRADO 1

Project Quechua: NUNA Project 

Extrado in Latin 
means Give Away.

Some years ago I had a powerful desire to want to learn the Hopi | Hopílavayi language. Something deep inside me, somewhere in the labyrinth of my subconscious, there was a thirst to absorb all the Hopi language I could retain in my spirit.

My need to want to immerse myself in learning how to say basic, useful Hopi words most likely stems from my love and admiration of the Kachinas. Absolutely everything about the Kachinas illuminate my mind, heart and spirit. My Kachina dolls, along with Hopi Lightning Stick, never cease to inspire me, wether in my art or life in general.

So now, after all these years, I’m finally getting around to learning useful, basic Hopi words that I can hopefully utilize in my daily life. I’m taking careful steps now: easy, basic words and then, eventually, super-useful phrases. I’m aware of the different dialects and will decide which one to focus on when the time arrives.

Let’s go, I have some words I’d 
like share and give away to you…

Quechua • Hopi • English • Español

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Star: Quechua | Hopi

Sun: Quechua | Hopi

Rain: Quechua | Hopi 

Eagle: Quechua | Hopi 

Saturday, October 22, 2022

NUNA Project | 2018

Project Quechua: NUNA Project

NUNA in Quechua means Spirit / Soul.

The NUNA Project is an offshoot of Project Quechua. I began the NUNA Project in 2018 as way to unwind from creating non-stop.

While focusing on conjuring up works of art for Project Quechua and constructing my second Quechua Runasimi book, I will also randomly produce NUNA Project related art.

In order for me to “take a break” from Project Quechua, I will go full speed ahead brainstorming and creating NUNA Project related artwork. When I create I get into this Hyperfocus mode and learned to overcome “writer’s block”, creative dry spell by creating even more. Yes, I do take time away from creating by living life, reading one too many books, movies, etc.

NUNA Project focus has mainly to do with various subjects and art forms dealing within the Spiritual, Indigenous, Subconscious, Supernatural, Music or Cyberpunk realm: Think TUROK • Tal’set (Nintendo 64) & all his awesome super-high tech weapons — that’s me.


Spiritual Invincibility

Tasunke Witko (Crazy Horse), Oglala Lakota Sioux

Original Release Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown • Chapter 12: The War for the Black Hills

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Machu Picchu | Machu Pikchu

Project Quechua 

Machu Picchu • Machu Pikchu

Machu Picchu is two Quechua words that roughly translates to "old mountain.” Machu Picchu is the most famous and popular Inca archaeological ruin in the world. The city is divided in two sections: Hanan and Urin according to In c a tradition.

Machu Picchu was so well hidden that the Spanish Conquistadors, thankfully, never found it. 

Most of the city is constructed using the classic dry polished rock method of placing stone on stone without mortar, known as ashlar. To this day, we still do not exactly understand how the Inca managed to move and place such large stones with such precision. Wheels were not used to transport immensely heavy rocks for the construction of the city.

Machu Picchu was a royal estate built for the Inca king, Pachacutec around 1450. The city is thought to have been either a country estate for the emperor, or an important place of worship. The exact purpose of the site is still a mystery.

The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is full of cultural significance. Its various sites, complexes, monuments and citadels are intertwined with each other and with their environment. This is a unique artistic achievement and also a masterpiece of architecture. Everything is sacred andcultural and is related to each other, including the natural environment in which it is built upon.

Today, Machu Picchu continues to represent a truly mysterious masterpiece of architectural and engineering ingenuity, and the icon of Inca civilization.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Inca Dynasty

Project Quechua 

Inca Dynasty 1

Inca Dynasty 2

Inca Dynasty 3


Circa 1200-1572  

Lords of Cuzco

Manco Capac: Son of the Sun, mythical founder of the dynasty.

Sinchi Roca: Designed forehead fringe that detonated royalty.

Lloque Yupanqui: Threatened by other tribes coexisting in Cuzco valley, begot later in life.

Mayta Capac: Child prodigy, Hercules of Inca legend.

Capac Yupanqui: First to exact tribute from the tribes beyond Cuzco valley.

Inca Roca: Organized schools for boys of imperial class, first to use “Inca” as a noble tilte.

Yahuar Huacac: Kidnapped as a child, cemented relations with neighboring tribes by marriage.

Viracocha: Took name of lord creator, began conquest beyond Cuzco valley.

Emperors of Tahuantinsuyu, 

Four Quarters of the World

Pachacuti: First emperor, mighty conqueror, creator of the Inca Empire by conquest. 1438-1471

Tupac Inca: Second emperor, one of history’s farthest-ranging conqueror. 1471-1493

Huyna Capac: Third emperor, expanded empire northward, died of plague amid bad omens. 1493-1527

Huascar: Fourth emperor, overthrown by civil war, executed by Atahuallpa. 1527-1532

Atahuallpa: Captured and executed by Francisco Pizarro. 1532-1533

Incas after the 

Spanish Conquest 

Tupa Huallpa: Crowned by Spaniards, possibly poisoned. 1533-1533

Manco Inca: Crowned by Spaniards, rebelled in 1536, set up Inca jungle state. 1533-1545

Palullu Inca: Puppet Inca, rules Cuzco, commanded Indian troops supporting Spaniards. 1537-1549

Carlos Inca: Puppet Inca, rules Cuzco, married Spanish lady. 1549-1572

Sayri Tupa Inca: Succeeded Manco Inca as ruler of Inca jungle state. 1545-1558

Titu Cusi: Ruled in Inca jungle state, defied Spaniards. 1558-1571

Tupa Amaru: Captured in jungle, executed by Spanish viceroy. 1571-1572

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Jaku Ripua | 2023

Project Quechua 

Runasimi | Quechua

Jaku Ripuna: Quechua On-The-Go

Learn Quechua in English + Español

Runasimi | Available: 01. 23.

Quechua is primarily a spoken language, so immerse yourself in it and say it with me: Jaku Ripuna | Let’s Go! | ¡Vámonos!

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🔆Quechua is a language that has been spoken in the Americas long before Spanish or English were implemented.

🔆Quechua is one of the most widely spoken indigenous languages in the Americas.

🔅Quechua was the official language of the Inca Empire.

• With your curiosity and desire to learn Quechua, you are doing your part in helping to preserve this beautiful language.

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