Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Jicarilla Sites May Be Preserved.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Dozens of 19th century Jicarilla camp sites and work areas in the Santa Fe National Forest have been nominated for preservation by the state Historic Preservation Division.

The division of the state Office of Cultural Affairs will provide two small grants to document the sites, located in the Rio del Oso Valley of Rio Arriba County, by hiring the Rio Grande Foundation for Communities and Cultural Landscapes.

The Santa Fe National Forest has endorsed the plan, according to a written statement from the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The Jicarilla sites date back to the period after the tribe was removed from its traditional homeland in northeastern New Mexico during the mid-19th Century. …

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