Darby Wells is a village a little over 30 miles north of the Arizona-Mexico border. Nobody lives there anymore.
Lorraine Marquez Eiler’s one of about 100 Hia-Ced O’odham tribal members who once did. She’s in her 80s now. Her family and many others left decades ago when they were no longer able to find transportation to school a few miles away in Ajo.
But Eiler can still make out an indent in the ground where her dad used to mix mud and grass to make adobe for homes.
“That’s where he made his adobe,” she said. “But now, what I see is a bunch of trucks.