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Pelones (Pelon Apaches)

"Pelones" was an alternate name for the Lipan Apache tribe. This was a Spanish name for the tribe, and literally means "lacking hair"; Lipan Apache men in some communities were in the habit of wearing asymmetrical haircuts with one long braid on their right side and their hair cut short on the left, so perhaps this was what the Spanish were referring to.

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

 Pelones Apache language
 Apache culture
 Apaches
 Apache pronunciation
 Athabaskan languages
 Southwestern Native American

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



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