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Faraones (Faraon Apaches)

"Faraones" was a Spanish name for an Apache band of what is now New Mexico. It comes from the Spanish word for "Pharaoh," faraón, and was given to them by Spanish missionaries frustrated by their resistance to being proselytized. The Faraones were a Mescalero Apache band, speakers of the Mescalero-Chiricahua language. The Faraones tribe does not exist as a political entity anymore; most Faraones descendants are members of the Mescalero Nation today.

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

 Faraones language
 Mescalero Nation
 Apache tribe
 Apache pronunciation
 Southwest Indian

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Faraon Apaches:
 Faraon Apache tribe
 Texas Beyond History: The Apache Tribes

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

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