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FW: Report Outlines Historical Role of Native Americans in SE NewMexico



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>From:  Burchardt, Frank
>Sent:  Thursday, September 11, 1997 3:26 PM
>To:    BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>Subject:       Report Outlines Historical Role of Native Americans in SE NewMexico
>
>New report outlines Historical Role of Native Americans in southeastern
>New Mexico.
>
>The Westinghouse Electric Corporation, contractor to the U.S. Department
>of Energy's Carlsbad Area Office, has published a Native American
>History in the area of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
>
>This report begins with the earliest known human habitation of
>southeastern New Mexico and documents Native American history through
>Spanish, Mexican, and the American rule.
>
>Little is known about the nomadic groups that inhabited southeastern New
>Mexico before the Spanish expeditions.  During historical times, this
>portion of the state was used by the Comanche, Jumano, and several bands
>of Apache.  The primary residents are the Mescalero Apache, whose
>history is discussed.
>
>Although the report was written for the WIPP, it can also be used by
>educators for teaching or reference material.  Key topics are:
>
>                Protohistoric Period
>                Historic Period
>                Spanish Colonies
>                Reservation Life
>
>The WIPP is designed to safely and permanently dispose of tranuranic
>waste in an ancient, stable salt formation 2.150 feet underground.  The
>facility currently is in an environmental compliance permitting phase
>with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New Mexico
>Environment Department.
>
>For a free copy of the Native American History in the area of the Waste
>Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), e-mail Frank Burchardt your snail mail
>address at burchaf@wipp.carlsbad.nm.us or call Frank Burchardt toll free at
>1-800-336-9477.Thank you for your interest.
>
>OOOPs! Please use this corrected e-mail address.  Thanks, Frank
>


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