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The Jicarilla Apache of Dulce
September 2, 2012 2:00 pm through 4:30 pm
The Jicarilla Apache of Dulce: Talk and Book signing
At 2pm in the MIAC theater Dr. Veronica Velarde Tiller and Mary Velarde present their new book on the history of the Jicarilla Apache. Following the talk from3:00 pm to 4:30 pm they will sign the book.
Now the headquarters of the Jicarilla Apache, Dulce (meaning "sweet" in Spanish) was named by the impoverished and relocated Indians who associated the place with the sugar and candy that came with government-supplied rations. Since the establishment of the reservation in 1887, Dulce has become the hub of everything associated with the Jicarillas. From the early timber operations, farming, and livestock raising, the Jicarilla Apache have become an economic powerhouse of northern New Mexico. Dulce is now a community living in two worlds, fully immersed in the American mainstream economy with a world-class hunting lodge, significant oil and gas operations, and widely diversified investments while fiercely maintaining the centuries-old language, culture, religion, and ceremonies of Jicarilla Apache Indians.
Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, PhD, and Mary M. Velarde, both members of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, chronicle the 1887-2000 history of the Jicarilla Apache through this pictorial history using more than 180 photographs from government archives, libraries, and tribal and family collections. Tiller is author of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe: A History and The Culture and Customs of Apache Indians, and she is the publisher of Tiller's Guide to Indian Country. Velarde has her master of arts degree in fine arts from American University in Washington, DC, and is a graphic designer.
Free with admission. Admission Free on sundays to NM residents. 16 and under always free.