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Apache __ "Apache is the collective name for several culturally related groups of Native Americans in the United States. These indigenous peoples of North America speak a Southern Athabaskan (Apachean) language, and are related linguistically to the Athabaskan speakers of Alaska and western Canada." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache 

Apache Nation __ "The Apaches are well-known for their superior skills in warfare strategy and inexhaustible endurance. Continuous wars among other tribes and invaders from Mexico followed the Apaches' growing reputation of warlike character. When they confronted Coronado in 1540, they lived in eastern New Mexico, and reached Arizona in the 1600s. The Apache are described as a gentle people; faithful in their friendship." You will discover this and a lot more in this website. - illustrated - From Crystalinks - http://www.crystalinks.com/apache.html 

Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache Texts __ "The Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache are two tribes, closely related in both language and culture, who formerly lived in adjacent areas of southern New Mexico and Arizona." Here you will find historic texts from both groups including sings, linguistic analysis of the texts, and much more. - From University of Virginia - http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/apache/



Cochise and Geronimo __ This single page article will introduce you to two of the greatest Apache leaders. You will also find links to additional information. - illustrated - From Digital West Media, Inc. - http://www.desertusa.com/magfeb98/feb_pap/du_apache.html  

Daily Life in Olden Times for Kids Southwest Apache Indians   __ Study resources and lesson plans - From mrdonn.org - http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/southwest/apache.html

Facts for Kids: Apache Indians __ "How do you pronounce "Apache?" How do you spell it, and what does it mean? How is the Apache Indian nation organized? How do Apache Indian children live, and what did they do in the past?" The answers to these (and many other questions) are here in easy-to-understand language. Highlighted words within the text lead you to further information about, and pictures of, the topic at hand. - Illustrated - From Native Languages of the Americas - http://www.bigorrin.org/apache_kids.htm  

Fort Apache History __ "In 1869 Brevet Col. John Green marched from Fort Thomas with a small expeditionary force. He was given authority to destroy village crops, food stock and people. He burned more than 100 acres of corn. Yet the White Mountain Apache remained friendly. This is not what he expected. Instead of hostility, Green found a peaceful tribe living on their ancestral lands." You will find a good outline of the ensuing history. - illustrated - From White Mountain Apache Tribe - http://wmat.us/wmahistory.shtml

Geronimo and the Last of the Indian Wars Lesson Plan __ "The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with the life of Geronimo, and with the history of the Indian wars in the United States, particularly from 1866 to 1890."  Goals, materials, procedure. - From firstladies.org - http://www.firstladies.org/curriculum/curriculum.aspx?Curriculum=1414  

Geronimo His Own Story __ A remarkable read about a remarkable man. I have read every page and look forward to doing so again. - illustrated - From The Faculty of Arts, Groningen - http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/geronimo/geronixx.htm 

Geronimo's Surrender / Skeleton Canyon, 1886___Follow Geronimo's story from the time he led his people from the San Carlos reservation to the time of his surrender 18 months later. - Illustrated - From SouthernNewMexico.com - http://www.southernnewmexico.com/Articles/People/Geronimossurrender-Skelet.html 



Home Site of the Jicarilla Apache Nation __ Official web page for the Jicarilla Apache Nation. You will find current events, news and history. Photos of Apache people and land. Apache Indian pictures - illustrated - From Jicarilla Apache Nation - http://www.jicarillaonline.com/ 

Jicarilla Apache Nation __ "The Jicarilla Apache Nation is located in the scenic mountains and rugged mesas of northern New Mexico near the Colorado border."  A brief overview. - From nmmagazine.com - http://www.nmmagazine.com/native_american/jicarilla.php

Lesson Planning, Lesson Plan Formats and Lesson Plan Ideas __ How to produce a lesson plan and not just for Indian tribes either. - From adprima.com - http://www.adprima.com/lesson.htm

Mescalero Apache Reservation __ "The Mescalero Apache Reservation is located in southern New Mexico near the city of Ruidoso off U.S. 70."  A brief overview. - From nmmagazine.com - http://www.nmmagazine.com/native_american/mescalero.php  

Myths of the Jicarilla Apaches __ "In the under-world, Un-g-ya-yn-ni, there was no sun, moon, or light of any kind, except that emanating from large eagle feathers which the people carried about with them." There begins the story. - From University of Virginia - http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/apache/RusJipa.html 

Pictures of Apache Indians __ A collection of historic Apache Indian photos. Apache Indian pictures. - illustrated - From sonofthesouth.net - http://www.sonofthesouth.net/american-indians/apache-pictures.htm 

San Carlos Apaches __ Learn about the history of the San Carlos Apache in this brief overview. "In the last part of the 19th century all these bands were concentrated on the San Carlos Reservation, at the junction of San Carlos River and the Gila River. The San Carlos Apache now consider themselves a unified people, even though they were originally quite disparate bands." - By Paul R. Machula - http://www.geocities.com/~zybt/apache.htm 

A Simplified Description of Apache Pronunciation __ Just what the title says it is. - by Paul R. Machula - http://www.geocities.com/~zybt/lang.htm 

The Sunrise Dance __ "Traditionally, almost every Western Apache girl had a puberty ceremony, or na'ii'ees ('preparing her,' or 'getting her ready'), known popularly as the Sunrise Dance. Today, this is no longer true. Although puberty ceremonies continue to be performed on a regular basis, most Apache girls now must do without them. Two reasons for this decline are apparent. First, as a result of inroads made on the traditional religion by missionaries, some Apaches no longer believe in the effectiveness of na'ii'ees. A second reason that na'ii'ees is held less and less is its prohibitive cost. The amount of money and work required is staggering and this condition makes the ceremony impossible for many people." You will learn much more about the dance. A few black and white photos are found with the text. - illustrated - From Harvard University - http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/maria/Sunrisedance.html 



What are the White Mountain Apache naming traditions? __ Some information about naming traditions but a lot of other information as well. - From aaanativearts.com - http://www.aaanativearts.com/native-americans/mailbag-archive/45-white-mountain-apache-names.html

White Mountain Apache Tribe __ Official web page of the White Mountain Apache. Learn about their history, enterprises and what the Great Seal of the White Mountain apache means. - illustrated - From White Mountain Apache - http://wmat.us 

 

 

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