"Norteño" was the name of an Apache band of Texas and northern Mexico. They were
also known as the Aguas Nuevas or the Tsebekinéndé. Norteños is a Spanish name for them, just meaning
"Northerners" (in comparison with other Apache groups.) The Norteño Apaches have merged with other Mescalero people
and do not exist as a distinct tribe today.
Here are links to our webpages about the Norteño tribe and language: