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Red Paint People

"Red Paint People" is an alternate name for the Chiricahua Apache tribe. It is a translation of the Chiricahua band name Chihende, which literally means "red painted people." The Chihendes merged with other Chiricahua people, and today most of their descendents live in the Fort Sill Apache tribe in Oklahoma.

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

 Red Paint Apache language
 Apache culture
 Apache Indian
 Fort Sill Apache tribe
 Southwest American Indians

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Red Paint People:
 An unlikely introduction to the Red Paint People of New Mexico
 Red Paint Apache Pow-Wow

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

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