Posts Tagged ‘Jicarilla Apache Reservation’

Dulce – Headquarters of the Jicarilla Apache Nation

August 1st, 2009

The Jicarilla Apache Reservation, tucked in the north-central region of New Mexico, spans an impressive 879,854 acres.  It borders Colorado, expanding 63 miles to the south and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in New Mexico.   Their name Jicarilla (pronounced hick-uh-ree-ya) means ‘little basket weaver”, and appropriately so as they are known for their intricate and magnificent basket weaving, using traditional methods passed down through the generations. Dedicated to preserving their rich heritage, the Jicarilla Culture Center is open to the public and shares the story of their Native American heritage.

Outdoor adventure is dominant on the reservation. They offer up world-class hunting and fishing at their luxury resort, the Lodge at Chama, as well as their highly respected Horse Lake Mesa Game Park.  Four lakes and numerous ponds provide access to excellent fishing.  The Jicarillas are also actively immersed in the gaming industry running two casinos. The Jicarilla Apaches have a rich, colorful and artful story to tell, and they wish to share it with the world. Lodging and dining experiences combine to weave a memorable and multi-faceted Native American experience when you travel to the Jicarilla Apache Reservation.

Chama and The Jicarilla Apache Nation

July 31st, 2009
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The human history of the Rio Chama Valley is rich with tales of struggle, innovation and survival. This brief history of the Rio Chama Valley gives just a taste of what awaits the ardent history buff. We invite you to explore our colorful cultural heritage through the many books and articles you will find at the Chama Public Library and local bookshops.

Northern New Mexico and the Rio Chama Valley in particular have been called some of the richest regions for archeology studies in the U. S. Indigenous peoples of the Southwest have inhabited the Rio Chama Valley for at least 1,000 years. The Puye Cliff Dwellings, established near the end of the Anasazi period stand in silent testimony to the resilient, hard working character of the ancient ones.

Click here to visit the Chama Valley website.

Click here to visit the Jicarilla Apache Reservation website.

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