Date(s) - 06/14/2018 - 06/15/2018
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Two Presentations by David Greenwald
Where and When: June 14th at the Lunch and Learn program at First National Bank in Alamogordo (11:30 to 1:00) in the Atrium and then again at the Tularosa Dry Goods store on June 15th in Tularosa at 6:30.
Part of the Cornudas Mountains of extreme southern New Mexico, Alamo Mountain contains a variety historic and prehistoric cultural resources. Located beyond areas often frequented by the Spanish during the 17th and 18th centuries, it became a common camp site for Apaches who felt increasing pressure by Comanches in the Trans Pecos region of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. The southern exposure of Alamo Mountain allowed small bands of Apaches to keep a watchful eye on the southern horizon, providing ample time to gather their families and belongings and flee from threats (real or perceived) coming from the Hueco Mountains and Sierra Tinaja Pinta area of west Texas, but still in raiding distance of the Rio Grande missions and community of El Paso del Norte. This presentation provides examples of Apache camp architecture and simple storage features, a variety of rock art that represent prehistoric Jornada Mogollon and protohistoric/historic elements currently unassigned, images of the Butterfield Stage station, and problematic rubbing stones, transcending more than 13,000 years.