Today, the Mesclero Apache Tribe is a thriving, prosperous tribe of 4,000 people, home once again in their beautiful landscape of quiet valleys, cold streams, and snow-covered mountains.
Following their escape from Bosque Redondo in 1865, most Mescalero Apache remained hidden for years. On May 27, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant authorized the Mescalero Reservation in their beloved White and Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico.
After years of persecution, hardship and suffering at Bosque Redondo, a new day has dawned for this proud and strong people. The Mescalero have maintaind their rich cultural heritage while developing strong economic, health care, and community services. Among their successful enterprises is the renowned Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico