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Name Ms. Sherry Robinson
Email robinson@nmia.com
Phone 505/343-0852
Address 503 Solar Rd, NW
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Biographical Info Sherry Robinson is a long-time New Mexico journalist and author. Her book, "I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches", is the result of 12 years of research and describes Apaches living on the plains as well as their allies, the Lipans and Mescaleros. She is also the author of Apache Voices and El Malpais, Mt. Taylor and the Zuni Mountains. She’s given talks about the Apaches as a speaker for the New Mexico Humanities Council since 1999.
Program Description Apaches were living along the Pecos and Candian rivers long before the Spanish explorer Coronado entered the region in 1540. They've gotten little attention from historians, but they're every bit as interesting as Geronimo. Lipan Apaches, as well as groups of unnamed and unknown Apaches, continued to live in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas over hundreds of years. The Spaniards gave them various names, and American military officers, not knowing who they were, referred to them simply as "Apaches." When the Comanches drove other Apache groups from the buffalo plains, some held their ground for decades. Well into the 1800s the Pecos region was little known and unexplored. Even after the arrival of the U.S. Army, the Pecos provided refuge not only to the people who considered it their country but also to numbers of renegades, as the Army attempted to move tribes onto reservations. Who were these people? Several scholars have attempted to identify these shadowy groups. Sherry Robinson, in years of research on Eastern Apaches, will share her knowledge, which is based on the written record and Apache oral history.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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