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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 414 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JICARILLA, a tribe of North American Indians of Athapascan stock. Their former range was in New Mexico, about the head-waters of the Rio Grande and the Pecos, and they are now settled in a reservation on the northern border of New Mexico. Origin-ally a scourge of the district, they are now subdued, but remain uncivilized. They number some Boo and are steadily decreasing. The name is said to be from the Spanish jicara, a basket tray, in reference to their excellent basket-work.
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