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Enemy People

"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.

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

 Apache language
 Apache culture
 The Apaches
 Apache pronunciation
 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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