American Indian language
American Indian people
"Chanze" was an alternate name for the Lipan Apache tribe.
It was a French corruption of the tribal name Kantsi,
which is the name for the Eastern Apaches in the language of the Caddo tribe.
"Kantsi" was said to have been a derogatory term for the Apaches, meaning "liars" or "deceivers,"
though our Caddo volunteers don't recognize it as having any meaning but "Apache."
Here are links to our webpages about the Chanze tribe and language:
Chanze Apache language
Southwest Indian culture
Here are a few good books about the Chanzes:
I Fought a Good Fight
The Lipan Apaches: People of Wind and Lightning
The Plains Apache
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