Sey-Tokkanu The magnificent Sey-Tokkanu or the Eagle Dwelling Place Panel is important to the Hémish People. It has been for nearly 900 years. This mountain is a resurgent lava dome that arose in the crater of a volcano in what is now the Valles Caldera National Preserve. It was named, "Valles Caldera" in 1966 by geologists studying it.
Wavema Wavema in the Hémish* or Towa language means "We need nothing more." This isn’t a literal translation. Paul Tosa says, "It is called this because it meets all our spiritual needs at the Pueblo. It has all the ceremonial and healing plants and herbs, it has clear springs and lush conifer forests, it has the animals that we have hunted for centuries, and it is the home of our most important and sacred sites. Wavema reaches up into the sky and captures the moisture that comes to us as rain and snow. This life-giving water flows down its sides and becomes the headwaters of our river, The large Serpent, The River of the Hémes."