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Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025
Long before Fort Union and the Santa Fe Trail dominated the land at the edge of the Mora Valley along the Turkey Mountains, it was the homeland of the Jicarilla Apache. By the end of the 19thcentury, many Apache peoples had suffered against the westward migration of the United States and most had been forced onto reservations. Despite the loss of their homelands, the resilient Apache would not give up their rich culture. In the 1940s and 1950s, long before historians fully accepted oral tradition as a source, Eve Ball (1890-1984) was taking down verbatim the accounts of Apache elders who had survived the army's campaigns against them in the last century. These oral histories offer new versions--from Warm Springs, Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Lipan Apache--of events previously known only through descriptions left by non-Indians. Join author Sherry Robinson and step into the moccasins of the Apache, and discover the culture, history, and traditional stories from Apache peoples throughout the southwest.
This program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, New Mexico,Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7:00PM.