The Jicarilla Apache of Dulce

Arcadia Publishing, 128 pages


From the early timber operations, farming and livestock raising, to significant oil and gas operations, a hunting lodge and widely diversified investments, the Jicarilla Apache Nation has become an economic powerhouse of northern New Mexico. All the while, the 3,000-member tribe has fiercely maintained its centuries-old language, culture, religion and ceremonies.

Since the establishment of the reservation in 1887, the town of Dulce, near the Colorado border, has been the hub of the Jicarilla’s 900,000 acres. In this new book, Veronica E. Tiller, Ph.D., and Mary M. Velarde, both Jicarilla members, chronicle the tribe through a pictorial history, using over 200 photographs from government archives, libraries and tribal and family collections. It is an indelible record of Jicarilla life that provides readers with a unique opportunity to connect with the history that shaped that community.

The Jicarilla Apache of Dulce is available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online (, or by calling 888.313.2665.



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