The Mescalero people were nomadic hunters and gathers and roamed the Southwest. They were experts in guerrilla warfare and highly skilled horsemen. The women were known for their ability to find and prepare food from many different plant sources. The people were given the name "Mescalero" because they gathered and ate the mescal plant. It was the staple of their diets and could sustain them in good times and bad.
In the Sacremento Mountains of New Mexico, the Mescalero Apache Reservation spreads over 463,000 acres. Today, the tribe owns and operates the Inn of the Mountain Gods Hotel & Casino as well as the Ski Apache Resort. This statue stands outside the casino.
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