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Chanze Apaches

"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."

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

 Chanze Apache language
 Lipan Apaches
 Apache culture
 Apache Indians
 Athabaskan languages
 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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