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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.
Ndé Bizaa':
    Mescalero Apache language immersion schools for children and community classes for adults.
Inn of the Mountain Gods:
    Mescalero tribal resort and casino.

Books for sale on the Mescalero Apache
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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.

Maps of Mescalero Apache Lands

Land of the Ndee:
    Map showing the location of the Mescaleros and neighboring Apache tribes.
New Mexico Map:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Mescalero Indians and their neighbors in New Mexico.
Texas Indian Lands:
    Map showing the predominant tribe living in each Texas county.
Apache Territories and Reservations * Map of Apache Lands:
    Maps showing the locations where Mescalero and other Apache dialects have been spoken.

Mescalero Indian Lifestyle and Traditions

Mescalero Apache Tribe:
     Article on Mescalero Apache history from the Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.
Apache Indian Stories:
    Collection of Chiricahua, Jicarilla, and Mescalero Apache legends and folktales.
Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache Texts:
    Collection of Apache Indian stories, songs and prayers, with translation and linguistic analysis.
Mescalero Apache Religion and Culture:
    Article on the meaning behind Mescalero Indian ceremonies and religious traditions.
Mescalero Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Mescalero artifacts.
Mescalero Crown Dancers * Mescalero War Dance:
    Videos of traditional Mescalero Apache dancing, drumming, and singing.
Mescalero Ethnobotany:
    Information on the traditional uses of plants in the Mescalero Apache tribe.
The Texas Apaches:
    Photographs and cultural overview of the Lipan and Mescalero Apaches of Texas.
Mescalero Apache Potato Pie:
    Traditional Mescalero food recipes.
Apache Dances:
    Description of Mescalero and Jicarilla tribal festivals.
Mescalero Apaches work to save language:
    News article about Mescalero Apache efforts to keep their language alive.
Mescalero Tribe Flag:
    Mescalero tribal flags.

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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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