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"Chinde" was the name of an Apache band of New Mexico. It is a corruption of their own tribal name for
themselves, Chihende, meaning "red paint people."
The Chinde Apaches were Chiricahua speakers,
also known as the Chihende or Warm Springs Apaches. The Chindes merged with other Chiricahua people,
and today most Chinde descendents live in the Fort Sill Apache tribe in Oklahoma.
Here are links to our webpages about the Chinde tribe and language:
Southwest American Indian
Here are a few good books about the Chindes:
Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians
Wisdom Sits In Places
Western Apache-English Dictionary
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