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Bronco Apache

"Bronco Apache" was the name of an Apache group of New Mexico. They were Chiricahua speakers. The name "Bronco" was probably a Spanish corruption of Bidanku, a tribal band name, although the Spanish used it to refer to Chiricahua bands other than the Bidanku as well. The Bronco Apaches merged with other Chiricahua people, and today most Bronco descendents live in the Fort Sill Apache tribe in Oklahoma.

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

 Bronco Apache language
 Apache culture
 Apache tribe
 Apache pronunciation
 Southwest languages

Here are a few good books about the Bronco Apaches:
 They Never Surrendered: Bronco Apaches of the Sierra Madres
 Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians
 Wisdom Sits In Places
 Western Apache-English Dictionary

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