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Tonto Apache Culture and History

As a complement to our Apache language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Tonto people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Tonto history is interesting and important, but the Tonto Apaches are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Tonto Tribal and Community Links

Tonto Apache Tribe
     Tribal profile of the Tonto Apache Nation of Arizona.
Mazatzal Hotel and Casino
     Homepage of the Tonto Apache tribal casino.

Maps of Tonto Apache Lands

Land of the Ndee:
    Map showing the location of the Tonto and neighboring Apache tribes.
Arizona Indian Map:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Tonto Indians and their neighbors in Arizona.

Tonto Indian Lifestyle and Traditions

Tonto Apache Tribe:
     Article on Tonto Apache history from the Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.
The Tonto Apache History:
    Brief overview of Apache history from a Tonto tribal member (she sells frybread mix, too!)
Apache Indian Legends:
    Collection of Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Tonto Apache legends and folktales.
Western Apache Religion and Expressive Culture:
    Article on Western and Tonto Apache ceremonies and religious traditions.

Books for sale on the Tonto Apache

Wisdom Sits In Places * Western Apache Language and Culture:
    Interesting books about the language, culture, and worldview of the Western Apaches.
Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians:
    Excellent introduction to the Apache Indian culture past and present, by an Apache author.
Native American Indian Writers:
    Evolving list of books about Tonto people and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Tonto Apache:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Tonto Indians.
  Tonto Pueblo Apache:
  Information about the Tonto tribe in Spanish.
  Tonto Apache Tribe:
  Tonto links pages.

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