The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 95, July 1991 - April, 1992 Page: 184
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MouoLain Spiril Dancer by Allan Houser (Ha-o-zous), ca. 195o. Watercolor,
39"/ x So inches. Courtesy Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, Neg. No. 86228.
Chiricahua-Fort Sill Apache artist Allan Houser, a descendant of Geronimo,
based this and other paintings of Apache life on oral history. Manuel Merino's
circa 1804 report on Apaches commented on a similar dance captured in
Houser's painting almost 15o years later: "... two or three of the most fleet,
agile, and talented men . . . perform a type of dance pantomime of great vio-
lence, with very difficult movements of limbs and joints ... The dancers cover
their heads with a type of chamois mask .. "
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 95, July 1991 - April, 1992, periodical, 1992; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117153/m1/184/?rotate=270: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.