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Near Mescalero in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lozen, Little Sister

“A Shield to Her People”

— (ca. 1840-1889) —

 
 
Lozen, Little Sister Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
1. Lozen, Little Sister Marker
Inscription.  Lozen, a warrior and sister of the famous Warm Springs Apache chief Victorio, fought alongside her brother until his death in 1880 and later with his successors, Nana and Geronimo. Lozen also was a medicine woman and healer and, it was said, with outstretched hands she could determine the location of an enemy. She died a prisoner at Mt. Vernon Barracks in Alabama.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 33° 16.732′ N, 105° 41.542′ W. Marker is near Mescalero, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 256.2, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mescalero NM 88340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sierra Blanca (approx. 2.1 miles away); Osprey (approx. 3.1 miles
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away); Old Dowlin Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Old Dowlin Mill (approx. 7.6 miles away); Birthplace of Elizabeth Gutierrez Garrett (approx. 8.3 miles away); Blazer’s Mill (approx. 11.6 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lozen, Apache Warrior / Medicine Woman. Lozen fought beside Victorio when he and his followers rampaged against Americans, who had appropriated their homeland in west central New Mexico’s Black Mountains and had tried to confine her people, first, to Arizona’s San Carlos Reservation then to New Mexico’s Mescalero Apache Reservation. (Submitted on August 19, 2011.) 
 
<i>Back of</i> Lozen, Little Sister Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
2. Back of Lozen, Little Sister Marker
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
Lozen, Little Sister Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
3. Lozen, Little Sister Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,589 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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