Ruidoso News
(Ruidoso, New Mexico)

29 October 2003

Warrior Women

"Warrior Women" will be profiled in an upcoming series on the Discovery Channel. Among the women to be featured in the hour-long documentaries is Lozen, the legendary Apache warrior princess. In July, the Ruidoso News published photos of interviews conducted on camera for the documentary featuring Harlyn Geronimo of Mescalero.

The program is currently airing on Discovery in Canada and is planned for a U.S. broadcast soon. Pictured above is Shannon Dicton, a Mescalero resident now studying at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Shannon plays the role of the adult Lozen in the documentary. Pictured behind her during a filming session from this summer is Bruce Klinekole.

Other local actors to look for in the upcoming broadcast include Kaland Salazar, a student at Mescalero Apache School and Truman Bob, a Ruidoso resident and student at Ruidoso Middle School. Other locals featured in the film include J.C. Chino, Todd Chico, Tristian Chico (who portrays Lozen as a young child) and Bennett Martinez, along with several other Mescalero-area residents. Kathy Saenz, Shannon Dicton's aunt, said Monday her family is looking forward to the broadcast and that the filmmakers encourage local residents to watch local listings for information about the airtimes for the series, which is hosted by Lucy Lawless, who stars in television's "Xena: Warrior Princess." Lawless was in the area recently to film introductory footage for the Lozen episode.

*Many thanks to Jaylen for the scan*