This year marks 150 years since President Ulysses S. Grant signed the executive order establishing the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Although a fraction of the wide territory the Mescalero originally occupied, the establishment of the New Mexico reservation marked a stable place where the tribe could call home and practice their ceremonies and traditions after decades of conflict with the U.S. Government. It’s now also a center of economic development and natural resource management.
Pascal Enjady (Mescalero Apache), language and culture assistant
Duane Duffy (Mescalero Apache), councilman for the Mescalero Apache Tribe
Break 1 music: Creation Story (song) John-Carlos Perea (artist) Creation Story (album)
Break 2 music: Summer (song) RiverFlowz (artist)