This picture was taken by James O. Arthur. It was taken on July 7, 1915. The location where this picture is located is Otero County, New Mexico. This shows the Mescalero Apache tribe live in a dry, hilly land. In this location the main transportation was by horse.
The man you see in the photo is Cochise. Cochise is a man who brought over the Chiricahua tribe to the Mescalero during a time where there was a lot of violence, 1861-1872. The Chiricahua tribe added to the Apache people, growing their tribe.
The Mescalero Apache Indians believe in Anism. The items you see above is a spirit. These spirits guide them through life. Each totem has different characteristics and significance. These animal totems are their source of protection.
A very scared ceremony the Mescalero perform is the ceremony where they initiate young girls into woman hood. The woman is blessed by the whole community and becomes a spiritual person who embodies the cyclical forces of earth.
This isn't only a picture of an album cover, but it is an item that represents a real album. This album contains songs that are traditional Apache songs. It was recorded in 1992 and shared with Americans everywhere.
There is no official name for the Apache language. Their language includes a lot of accents on the words. It can also be translated into the American language as it is shown above.
This hut was created by Natives located in New Mexico, USA. The frame of the home is mad of large branches coming to a point at the top. It's covered by white, dry grass.
This piece of clothing was worn from 1890-1990, in New Mexico, USA. It was made from metal cones, hide, and ochre. It is sewn, painted, and fringed.
A basket jar is used for serving water. It is made from willow, and yucca fiber. The technique used is twine. It was made in 1920-1940 and is very durable. It is also hand made.
Today the Mescalero put on a rodeo every July 1, 2, 3, and 4. They perform ceremonial dances, allowing them to remember and protect their traditions.