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Jicarilla Apache Culture and History

As a complement to our Apache language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Jicarilla people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Jicarilla history is interesting and important, but the Jicarilla Apaches are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Jicarilla Tribal and Community Links

Jicarilla Apache Nation
     Homepage of the Jicarilla tribe.
Jicarilla Cultural Affairs
     Tribal organization promoting Jicarilla Apache culture and arts.
Wild Horse Casino
     Homepage of the Jicarilla tribal casino and entertainment center.

Books for sale on the Jicarilla Apache
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The Jicarilla Apaches: A Study in Survival:
    Interesting and well-researched history of the Jicarilla Apache tribe.
Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians:
    Excellent introduction to the Apache Indian culture past and present, by a Jicarilla author.
Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians:
    Collection of Jicarilla Indian myths and legends.
Dictionary of Jicarilla Apache:
    Very thorough dictionary of Eastern Apache for sale.
Jicarilla Apache Course:
    Jicarilla Apache language learning lessons.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Jicarilla people and Native Americans in general.

Maps of Jicarilla Apache Lands

Land of the Ndee:
    Map showing the location of the Jicarilla and neighboring Apache tribes.
New Mexico Map:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Jicarilla Indians and their neighbors in New Mexico.
Apache Territories and Reservations * Map of Apache Lands:
    Maps showing the locations where Jicarilla and other Apache dialects have been spoken.

Jicarilla Indian Lifestyle and Traditions

The Jicarillas:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Jicarilla and other Apache Indians.
Jicarilla Apache Tribe:
     Article on Jicarilla Apache history from the Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.
Apache Indian Legends:
    Collection of Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Jicarilla Apache legends and folktales.
Jicarilla Apache Authors:
    Profiles of Jicarilla Indian writers, their lives and work.
Medicine Dance:
    Information on Jicarilla Apache dance traditions.
Jicarilla Day Grass Dance:
     Video of modern pow wow dancing at the Jicarilla Indian reservation.
Jicarilla, Home Near the Heart of the World:
    Online museum exhibit with photos of Jicarilla baskets, clothing and artifacts.
Four Directions: Jicarilla Apache:
    Timeline and links about Jicarilla history.
The Jicarilla War * Fort Union and the Apache War of 1854 * The Battle of Cieneguilla:
    Articles about the Jicarilla and Ute wars with the Americans in the 1850's.
Jicarilla Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Jicarilla artifacts.
Apache Dances:
    Description of Mescalero and Jicarilla tribal festivals.
Saving the Jicarilla Language:
    News article about Jicarilla Apache efforts to keep their language alive.
Jicarilla Tribe Flag:
    Jicarilla tribal flags.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Jicarilla Apache * Jicarilla:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Jicarilla Indians.
  Apaches Jicarilla * Los Jicarilla:
  Information about the Jicarilla tribe in Spanish.
  Jicarilla Apache Tribe:
  Jicarilla links pages.

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