American Indian genealogy
"Enemy People" is an alternate name for one of the Chiricahua Apache bands.
It is a literal translation of their own tribal name, Nde'ndai, which can be interpreted as "enemy people."
(Other Chiricahua people explain this name as instead meaning "mixed-race people," with ndai referring
to non-Apache people with whom the Ndendai had intermarried, not actual enemies.)
The Enemy People merged with other Chiricahua people, and today most Nde'ndai
descendents live in the Fort Sill Apache tribe in Oklahoma.
Here are links to our webpages about the Enemy People tribe and language:
Native American of the Southwest
Here are a few good books about the Enemy People:
Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians
Wisdom Sits In Places
Western Apache-English Dictionary
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