Apache, Mescalero in United States

Joshua Project has identified the Apache, Mescalero only in United States

Population

2,850

Christian

60.0%

Evangelical

5.0%

Largest Religion

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation is located in the south central part of the State of New Mexico, in Otero County. The Reservation was established by presidential order in 1873 and currently consists of 460,661 acres, covering 720 square miles of land, running 27 miles from north to south and 36 miles from east to west at its widest point.

Four thousand tribal members live on the reservation, which for the most part is lushly timbered and is the site of several significant tribal business ventures. These include Ski Apache, one of the largest and best equipped ski areas in the Southwest. This internationally known area accommodates 300,000 visitors a year and is valued at $30 million. The reservation is also home of the Inn of the Mountain Gods, a $20 million luxury resort complex, which has been operating since 1975 and is a major factor in Southeastern New Mexico's tourist economy. The Inn seasonally employs up to 300 people, one third of whom are tribal members, as well as others coming from Ruidoso, Capitan and Tularosa.

The Tribal Government consists of an eight member Tribal Council, which is a self-governing organization. The Council has an elected president and vice president. Officials serve a two-year term. Four Council members are elected each year by secret ballot. The Council approves fiscal matters and policies for operations, law and order and business enterprises. The Secretary of the US Department of the Interior may review legal or budget decisions.

The majority of the people follow tribal religious practices. Although Christianity was established among the Mescalero in 1889, the Church has experienced very little growth.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Apache, Mescalero
People Name in Country Apache, Mescalero
Population in United States 2,850
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mescalero Apache
Affinity Bloc North American Peoples
People Cluster North American Indigenous
People Name General Apache, Mescalero
Ethnic Code MIR38a
Country United States
Continent North America
Region North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Location in Country New Mexico, Mescalero Reservation; some Chiricahua at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma
People Group Map Apache, Mescalero in United States PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Apache, Mescalero-Chiricahua: Apache, Mescalero (Unknown) English (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Apache, Mescalero-Chiricahua: Apache, Mescalero English
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
20.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
70.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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