Carleton Naiche-Palmer, former Mescalero president, passes on
Carleton Naiche-Palmer, a former president of the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico, died on Saturday. He was 63.

Naiche-Palmer served as chairman up until earlier this year. He also served on the tribal council and was active in several tribal organizations.

"He was very helpful. He was very educated. Very intelligent and he thinks about what he is going to say before he says it. His words really carry a lot of meaning," Jackie Blaylock Sr., who served as Naiche-Palmer's vice president, told The Ruidoso News.

Funeral services take place on Friday.

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Former Mescalero Apache President dies (The Ruidoso News 12/14)