Most people don't know that China is home to 55 different "minority" groups. My Peace Corps site was in Xichang, Sichuan and was home to one of the largest groups, the Yi people. The Yi people have their own language that is still very much alive (in rural areas some villagers only speak Yi and no Chinese), as well as distinct dress and cultural beliefs. This is a photo taken in August 2010 during my return visit to my site. This was on a market day in a town about an hour away from Xichang.