by Maxie Elizabeth Ruan, August 19, 2015
El Cementerio Del Barrio de los Lipanes, a historic Lipan burial
site that was designated a State Archeological
Landmark in 2014, still stands unprotected and at risk of being overrun by encroaching urbanization.
According to Councilman Oscar Rodriguez, the cemetery is located in an area that had been occupied by
civilizations for thousands of years. The Lipan Apache were said to have occupied the area
starting from the 1500-1600’s A.D., using it as a campground while visiting La Junta.
by Maxie Elizabeth Ruan, June 7, 2015
The Lipan Apache tribe strengthened ties with the German government last year after evidence of an old treaty was
discovered between the two.
Tribal officials sat down with Consul General Ricarda Redeker
and other German diplomats to discuss their mutual history. As a sign of comradery,
the Lipan gifted a Pendleton blanket to the consulate, where it now hangs in
their treaty room. Read More
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