Monday Mar 25, 2013
Rio Rancho, NM
Phone: 891-5013 ext. 3032
A Chautauqua Talk by Sherry Robinson.
Well into the 1800s, the Pecos region was mysterious and unexplored by non-Indians. For that reason, it provided refuge to renegades as the U. S. Army attempted to move tribes onto reservations. During that time, groups of unnamed and unknown Apaches lived along the Pecos River in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Sherry Robinson, award-winning journalist and author, has identified these elusive groups and will present an illustrated talk about them.
Robinson is a Colorado native who has lived in New Mexico since 1975, and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. She’s worked for newspapers and television, and was also science writer at the University of New Mexico, editing the award-winning research magazine, Quantum. Her latest book, I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches, will be released in June by the University of North Texas Press. Previously, she has written Apache Voices and a history and outdoor guide, El Malpais, Mt. Taylor and the Zuni Mountains. As a speaker for the New Mexico Humanities Council, she’s given talks about the Apaches since 1999. Robinson began her career in 1975, as the Navajo Nation stringer for the Gallup Independent. She has earned writing awards from ten communications organizations. Other honors include the “Woman on the Move” award from the YWCA in Albuquerque in 1997, being named “Woman of Achievement” in 1980 by New Mexico Press Women and Honorary Commander at Kirtland Air Force Base in 2003.
The program is funded by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. and the New Mexico Humanities Council.