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Bedonkohe

"Bedonkohe" was the name of an Apache band of New Mexico. It is their own tribal name for themselves, coming from an Apache word meaning "in the front at the end" (referring to their territory at the edge of Apache lands.) The Bedonkohe Apaches are Chiricahua speakers, also known as the Bidanku or Mogollon Apaches. The Bedonkohes merged with other Chiricahua people, and today most Bedonkohe descendents live in the Fort Sill Apache tribe in Oklahoma.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Bedonkohe tribe and language:

 Bedonkohe Apache language
 Apache culture
 Apache Indian
 Fort Sill Tribe
 Geronimo, Bedonkohe war chief
 Athapaskan
 Native Americans of the Southwest

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Bedonkohe Apaches:
 Bedonkohe Fact Sheet
 Geronimo, Bedonkohe Apache Leader

And here are a few good books about the Bedonkohes:
 Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians
 Wisdom Sits In Places
 Western Apache-English Dictionary



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