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Mescalero Apache Culture and History

As a complement to our Apache language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Mescalero 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. Mescalero history is interesting and important, but the Mescalero 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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Mescalero Tribal and Community Links

Mescalero Apache Nation
     Homepage of the Mescalero tribe.
Mescalero Apache Tribal Historic Preservation Office:
    Tribal organization dedicated to the protection of Chiricahua, Lipan, and Mescalero Apache culture.
Inn of the Mountain Gods:
    Mescalero tribal resort and casino.

Maps of Mescalero Apache Lands

Land of the Ndee:
    Map showing the location of the Mescaleros and neighboring Apache tribes.
New Mexico Indian Map:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Mescalero Indians and their neighbors in New Mexico.

Mescalero Indian Lifestyle and Traditions

Mescalero Apache Tribe:
     Article on Mescalero Apache history from the Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.
Apache Indian Legends:
    Collection of Chiricahua, Jicarilla, and Mescalero Apache legends and folktales.
Mescalero Apache Religion and Culture:
    Article on Mescalero Indian ceremonies and religious traditions.
The Texas Apaches:
    Photographs and cultural overview of the Lipan and Mescalero Apaches of Texas.
Mescalero Apache Potato Pie:
    Traditional Mescalero food recipes.

Books for sale on the Mescalero Apache

The Mescalero Apaches:
    Interesting and well-researched history of the Mescalero Apache tribe.
Living Life's Circle: Mescalero Apache Cosmovision:
    Book about pre-Columbian astronomy and cosmology among the Mescalero Apaches.
Santana: War Chief of the Mescalero Apache:
    Biography of the Mescalero Indian leader Santana.
Native American Writers:
    Evolving list of books about Mescalero people and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

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

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