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Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation

Marvette Decker (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: compton, Walters
I just found out my mother was born in Amargo, New Mexico, and some of her brother's and sister's were born there too!
I have been looking for info on this area from the 1920's up to about 1945. I would like to know about the area. And if anyone has any records that Have the Comptons in it from this area. Thank You Marvette Decker
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Brasilian Indian

Shanaytá (Brasilian Indian (View posts)
Posted: 10 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query

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Environmental Pedagogy Millenary Traditions

Introduction:

The American continent native people (Amerigenas or Amerincolas, as we usually call them) follows a millenary cultural tradition development, having as a guide a deep respect for the life kingdomÂ’s ecosystems. According to
this, each people takes its path, in its time line, following the teachings from its cosmological universe...

So, the culture millenary traditionÂ’s nucleus of resistence is religion and the governamental system is the theocracy. Consequently those cultural knowledges are inserted in the environmental education objectives,
considered in its most comprising shape. ThatÂ’s when the masters, the
ancient and the shamans... (1) (called pajés in portuguese), within the “teachings / learnings” develop a constructive Pedagogy of initiation...

Through the teachings, the initiated (students) learn that in the animal,
vegetable and mineral kingdoms, each life species in the ecosystem
represents the micro cosmos and it will have to be always in harmony with
the macro cosmos. In this case, the native indian as a micro cosmos in the
animal kingdom, understanding the relationship in a harmonious chain and
feeling the need to develop themselves in any way, in progressÂ’ name, could
be a destructive transformer agent.

With the conquerors arrival and after centuries, the so-called civilization live
from na irration exploitation, setting an unbalanced condition to nature
itself, destroying value scales of different cultures, classifying them as
“inferior”.

(1) padgés

Considering and pondering about the “Five Hundred Years”

In April 22nd this year, Brazil has completed five hundred years from the EuropeanÂ’s arrival. While for the so-called civilization is a moment of
festivities, for the native inhabitants of this ground it is a moment of
sadness.

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When we think over the History, the Five hundred yearsÂ’ festivity does not hide centuries of violence which the Brazilian native people suffered. There
were five centuries of colonization, evangelization and indoctrination. By the
time of the Europeans arrival there were nine hundred nations. If we follow
the time line, weÂ’ve registered a steady cultural and human genocide and nowadays those nations are reduced to one hundred and eighty.
Consequently the culture of the native Brazilian people was decimated
through the arrival of the European domination. It is very sad to observe
how much the conqueror-colonizer missed due to the fact of not having
learned with the American ContinentÂ’s native inhabitants, specially with
Brazil.

Our EarthÂ’s ancient inhabitants used to live in a constant harmony, because
the harmony was present in their hearts, consequently happines was also a
continuous state of being. The universe of thoughts was pure, and due to
that they were naivé and health. They had in their conciousnesses that the
human being comes to Earth to improve its spirit. Therefore they knew that
everything that involves EarthÂ’s life doesnÂ’t last... Through the spiritual-cultural evolution all human beings are equal on the lightÂ’s point of view. So
the conquerors were seen as NHANDERUÂ’S creatures (GODÂ’S creatures in
Guarani = brazilian’s native Ianguage) bythe Brasilíncolas/Brasilígenas.

As the conquerors/colonizers arrived there wasnÂ’t a cultural clash but there
was a complete and absolute domination, bringing desastrous
consequences for the native culture through a cultural desintegration
process. The European dominators were eager to conquer and in the name
of scienceÂ’s valorization, they became vain and covetous. At that time a new
economical policy was springing, “The Mercantilism”, which implanted a
developing model in Brazil. Through the application of mercantilistic ideals
were awakened and overestimated new interests and positions to which for
its maintenance emerged the need of exterminating the native peopleÂ’s
traditional organization conditions, considered late and underdeveloped

Progressing in the time line, their territories were and remain being
invalidated or even expropriated or reached by roadways and big projects,
such as, Hydroeletric, mining and agronomic industries and through the
exploitation of pharmaceutical and timberwork companies. The natual
abundance of these territories were and remain beng coveted by powerful
national ecomic groups and also by international (transnational) ones. In
this case it is important to emphasize all the natural resources – mineral,
hydric and genetic, which compose the biodiversity and which are beig
coveted more and more by chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic transnational companies...





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Finally, to ponder about the five hundred years is to suffer with Mother Earth
on the five centuries of Brazilian domination, manifested on this developing
model which quickely assault the biodiversity and consequently the
brasilíncolas/brasilígenas human rights, not respecting or recognizing the
technical and scientific wisdom and knowledge, which contributes and
complements the sustainable handling of environmental education.

“HOW SAD TO LOOK TO OUR FORESTS AND THIS
DEFORESTATION”.

Our birds and animals perishing and dying. Our rivers losing their spirits.
thatÂ’s why the water we drink doesnÂ’t have anymore life. The truth is that we
donÂ’t havea place to stay. So many times we are thrown from one side to
another.

I remember our forests, our waterfalls, our rivers with their fish. I remember the birds and several animals and how they lived peacefully.

Now with destruction, in the progressÂ’ name, not even our sacred rituals can be performed.

Mother Earth cries due so much pain and because of the human beingÂ’s
Blindness.

I wish that the third millennium can be followed on the wisdom path.

Best regards,

Karaí Mirim (Carlos) (Etnia Guarani - traditions Guarani)

Shanaytá ( Sergio Prancvitch) (Etnia Tupi - traditions Ará Tembayê Tayê)
Arany (Walkiria Prancvitch) (Etnia Tupi - traditions Ará Tembayê Tayê)



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Jicarilla Apaches

Lee Esquibel (View posts)
Posted: 16 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Marvette:
I was told by a distant aunt, now deceased, that my grandfather, whom I never knew because he died when my father was still a child, was a Jicarilla Apache or at least had some association with the tribe. I have done some research on the Jicarilla but have found nothing about my family relative to the tribe. There is a very well done history about the tribe by Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, entitled "The Jicarilla Apache Tribe, A History, 1846-1970" printed by the University of Nebraska Press. Last I heard Ms.Tiller runs her own business researching Indian Affairs in Washington D.C. As an aside, the Jicarilla and the U.S. government have had a long and sad relationship going back many years. They were never allowed to return to their ancestral homelands in the Cimarron area but were alloted much of the current reservation at Dulce in Rio Arriba about 1886. Hope this gives you some useful info.
Lee

Jicarilla Apaches

Posted: 16 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 May 2002 10:25PM GMT
Hi Marvette
Well the Jicarillo Apache Tribe that I know is from Dulce N.M. their box # is .
Jicarillo Apache Tribe
P.O.Box 147
Dulce N.M. 87528
phone 505-759-3005
Attn Lenore Wells. I think my great grandmother was Jicarilla but I don't know. This is what Lenore told me she said that the Jicarilla was not federally recognized until 1937. They existed long before this but they didn,t want to be associated with the fed gov. so they never registered. Hope this helps. Martha

grandfather

lynn (View posts)
Posted: 23 May 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gallegos
I am trying to find out if a Nicholas Gallegos or Manulita Maestas lived on the reservation in the early 40's

Please help!

Thanks,
Lynn
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