Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mescalero Apache

Mescalero Apache The Mescalero's call themselves Shis-Inday, “People of the Mountain Forests," or Mashgalénde / Mashgalé-neí / Mashgalé-õde, “People close to the mountains." Spanish settlers...

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Mescalero Apache

Mescalero Apache The Mescalero's call themselves Shis-Inday, “People of the Mountain Forests," or Mashgalénde / Mashgalé-neí / Mashgalé-õde, “People close to the mountains." Spanish settlers...

Apache Warrior Women | Gouyen, Lozen, Dahteste

Though gender roles and responsibilities were well defined in Apache culture, Apache women held prominent roles in Apache society. Women often accompanied warriors on...
St Joseph Apache Mission

Father Albert Braun and the St. Joseph Apache Mission

Unlike many of the missions in New Mexico, St. Joseph Apache Mission in Mescalero was a labor of love, built as a gift to...
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Dining

New Mexico has a fantastic local food scene. In most communities, you are doing yourself a disservice if you eat at chain restaurants.

Whereas it would be overwhelming to catalogue all of them, here are some local favorites. Feedback, suggestions and tips from other locals is welcomed and appreciated!

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Lodging

Looking for where to stay on your next New Mexico vacation or weekend getaway?

Check our the Nomad Lodging Guide where the focus is on interesting, unique, or luxurious lodging by locals.

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Meow Wolf

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Autumn is a special time in New Mexico. The brisk mornings provide optimal conditions for local balloonists, who fill the skies with their bright,...
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Rio Grande Rift

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Apache Warrior Women | Gouyen, Lozen, Dahteste

Though gender roles and responsibilities were well defined in Apache culture, Apache women held prominent roles in Apache society. Women often accompanied warriors on...
St Joseph Apache Mission

Father Albert Braun and the St. Joseph Apache Mission

Unlike many of the missions in New Mexico, St. Joseph Apache Mission in Mescalero was a labor of love, built as a gift to...

Ghost Towns

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Elizabethtown

New Mexico has an enormous amount of intriguing fodder for “based on a true story” westerns should that genre ever come back into style....
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Madrid

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The Pueblo Revolt of 1680

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was one of the most significant events in New Mexico’s history. The revolt wasn’t successful in terms of permanently...
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San Gregorio de Abó Mission

The Tompiro People The people that settled Abo at the end of the 11th century were part of the Tompiro group, the same group that...
Wendell's Steak and Seafood

Wendell’s | Mescalero

Wendell's Wendell's is Inn of the Mountain God's signature dining establishment. Their menu features fresh seafood, aged steaks (including elk), delicately crafted desserts, and an...
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Pueblo Harvest | Albuquerque

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Green Chile Chicken Soup

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