After they were welcomed in one Indian community in September 2008, the leaders offered to radio ahead to the next village for permission for Stafford and Rivera to walk through their territory.
"The response came back crystal clear. If a gringo walks into their community they will kill him," Stafford wrote on his blog at that time.
He decided to plan a route around the village, but he was still captured by Indians from another village and taken to their leaders.
After being dressed down and having their possessions thoroughly picked over only a machete was confiscated Stafford and Rivera's repeated explanations of the point of their expedition won over the Indians.'
Sounds like East LA.