A new print…! I hope you like it. This is a real departure from the colour palette that I have been pursuing of late! I am very excited to offer this to you!
A Bit Of History:Chief Garfield… Chief Garfield Velarde was a Jicarilla Apache and was given his name by Spanish missionaries in honor to the 20th President of the United States. He was reported to have lived to the age of 108.
The Jicarilla (Tinde/Dinde) Apache people are currently living in New Mexico and speak a Southern Athabaskan language. The term jicarilla, pronounced “heek-ah-REE-jah”,comes from Mexican Spanish meaning “little basket”. Their autonym is Tinde or Dinde, meaning “the People”.To neighboring Apache bands like the Mescalero and Lipan they were known as Kinya-Inde (“People who live in fixed houses”). The Jicarilla called themselves also Haisndayin translated as “people who came from below”, because they believed to be the sole descendants of the first people to emerge from the underworld, the abode of Ancestral Man and Ancestral Woman who produced the first people.