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Chiricahua Apache Culture and History

As a complement to our Apache language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Chiricahua people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Chiricahua history is interesting and important, but the Chiricahua Apaches are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Chiricahua Tribal and Community Links

Fort Sill Apache Nation
     Homepage of the Chiricahua-Warm Springs Apache tribe of Fort Sill.
Ft. Sill Apache Casino:
    Chiricahua Apache tribal casino.

Books for sale on the Chiricahua Apache
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Chiricahua Apache Women and Children: Safekeepers of the Heritage * Women of the Apache Nation: Voices of Truth:
    Interesting books on Chiricahua culture from the female perspective.
Geronimo: His Own Story * Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief: * Warrior Woman: The Story of Lozen:
    Once They Moved Like The Wind:
    Biographies of Chiricahua chiefs and leaders.
Tales of the Chiricahua Apache Indians:
    Collection of Chiricahua Indian myths and legends.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Chiricahua people and Native Americans in general.

Maps of Chiricahua Apache Lands

Land of the Ndee:
    Map showing the location of the Chiricahua and neighboring Apache tribes.
New Mexico Indian Map: * Arizona Indian Map:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Chiricahua Indians and their neighbors in the Southwest.
Apache Territories and Reservations * Map of Apache Lands:
    Maps showing the locations where Chiricahua and other Apache dialects have been spoken.

Chiricahua Indian Lifestyle and Traditions

Chiricahua Apache Tribe:
     Article on Chiricahua Apache history from the Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.
Apache Indian Myths:
    Collection of Jicarilla, Mescalero, and Chiricahua Apache legends and folktales.
Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache Texts:
    Collection of Apache Indian stories, songs and prayers, with translation and linguistic analysis.
Geronimo * Cochise * Mangas Coloradas * Victorio * Lozen: * Chief Loco:
    Profiles and information about famous Chiricahua Apache leaders.
Hello Oklahoma: Chiricahua:
    Learn Chiricahua Apache language greetings.
Chiricahua Apache:
    Article on the culture and history of the Chiricahuas.
Chiricahua Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Chiricahua artifacts.
Fort Sill War Dance:
    Video of traditional Chiricahua Apache dancing, drumming and singing.
Chiricahua and Mescalero Ethnobotany:
    Information on the traditional uses of plants in the Chiricahua Apache tribe.
Chirakawa & Warm Springs Bands of Apache of the Fort Sill Reservation:
    Tribal flag of the Fort Sill tribe with an explanation of its meaning.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Chiricahua Apache:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Chiricahua Indians.
  Indios Chiricahua Apache * Los Chiricahua:
  Information about the Chiricahua tribe in Spanish.
  Chiricahua Apache Tribe:
  Chiricahua links pages.

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