Distant View of Sacred Fiesta Grounds for Harvest Fiesta
Gertrude Van Roekel
creator of digital collection
The horsemen are shown riding on a track used for the fiesta foot races. It was comprised of eleven runners chosen from each side, the Hillsmen and the Plainsmen. The winning side became the political leaders for the coming year. As they were preparing for the race, two horsemen representing the two sides, rode about carrying a red flag and a white flag denoting their group from different parts of the reservation. Stone Lake continues to be the site for this annual fall event.
date of photograph
USA, New Mexico, Jicarilla Apache Reservation, Stone Lake Fiesta Site
8 X 10 black and white photographic print scanned with Epson Expression 10000XL at 300dpi, 16-bit grayscale
use with permission Denver Museum of Nature and Science