A member of an Apache tribe formerly inhabiting southeast Colorado and northern New Mexico and ranging eastward to the Great Plains, with a present-day population in northern New Mexico.
Origin of jicarilla
American Spanish (Apaches de la) Jicarilla(Apaches of the) Jicarillaprobably diminutive ofjícarachocolate-cup (from the shape of a local hill)perhaps from Nahuatl xicalligourd, drinking vessel
The other Indians live on reservations, of which there are three: the Mescalero Apache reservation, in Otero county, containing 554 Indians in 190o; the Jicarilla Apache reservation, in Rio Arriba county, with a population of 829; and the Navaho reservation, in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, which contains in that part of it situated in New Mexico a population of 2480.
Indian day schools are maintained by the Federal government at Albuquerque, Jicarilla, Santa Fe and Zuni.