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Chilion Apaches (Tsiltaden)

"Chilion" was the name of an Apache band of Arizona. They were Western Apache speakers, also known as Coyoteros. "Chilion" is an English corruption of the tribal name Tsiltaden, which means "mountainside people." The Chilion Apaches have merged with other Apache people of Arizona and no longer exist as a distinct band. Most Chilion descendents live with the White Mountain Apaches today.

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

 Chilion Apache language
 Apache culture
 Athabaskan language family
 Southwest Indian facts

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

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