Apaches in Sierra County

This video follows the history of the Apache people of Southern New Mexico – from before annexation through the Civil War, and into the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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  1. Good work on this publication. Good amount of information and it is educational. I am curious regarding the Bencomo surname in the Apache Nation. My son-in-law is Apache from the New Mexico area with that surname. Do you have anything in your archive regarding that name? He does pow wow dancing since childhood taught to him by his mother in full regalia. As an adult is teaching his son, my grandson the dances and participates publicly as a dancer in the Native American dance group Northern Winds in Pueblo, Colorado. His father is Lupe Bencomo and Lupe says he is from Mexico but has ancestors in New Mexico. He says he is Native Apache with ancestors in New Mexico. Thank you. Larry W. Salas

    • Hi Larry, the site owner suggested you contact the Apache group in Mescalero New Mexico. They may be able to help.

    • Larry, thank you for your kind comments. Good luck in your search for your roots! Merry Christmas! Sherry Fletcher

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