The Jicarilla were a relatively small group in northern New Mexico,
with their own ceremonies, dances and rituals. The young girls and women
traditionally wore deerskin capes decorated with beading, and tied their
hair up with large pieces of trade cloth. Although somewhat influenced
by other tribes, they lived an isolated life, keeping there traditions
and innocence alive for most of the 19th century. This piece was inspired
by a 1904 photo taken by Edward Curtis.