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Tchikun Apache (Tchi-kun)

"Tchikun" was the name of a Chiricahua Apache band of Arizona. Tchikun was actually the name of a particular Chiricahua clan (the Juniper Clan), and was mistakenly applied to the whole band. Their true name for their band was Ndendai, and they were sometimes also known as the Pinery Apaches in English. The Tchikun Apaches merged with other Chiricahua people, and today most Tchikun descendents live in the Fort Sill Apache tribe in Oklahoma.

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

 Apache language
 Apache culture
 Athabaskan languages
 Southwestern Indian tribes

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

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