Between 1976 and 1993, Nancy Warren visited the Jicarilla Apache reservation in northern New Mexico numerous times. She was permitted to photograph their daily activities and various celebrations. Warren's ninety halftone photographs capture the Jicarilla lifestyles and customs, revealing an understanding of their culture and beliefs. While most sacred ceremonies could not be photographed, the important tribal foot race is well documented. Veronica Tiller provides an essay about the reservation, its history, and its resources to familiarise potential visitors with the area.
Nancy Hunter Warren is a former staff photographer for the Museum of New Mexico's Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe. Her other books include Villages Of Hispanic New Mexico and New Mexico Style. Veronica E. Velarde Tiller is a member of the Jicarilla Apache. She is the owner of BowArrow Publishing and the author and publisher of Tiller's Guide to Indian Country (available from UNM Press.)