Lipan Apache Band of Texas
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WELCOME NDÉ “the people””Apache”

Lipan Apache Band of Texas Official Website.

The Lipan Apache Band of Texas membership consist of over 745 members and is composed of the Cúelcahén Ndé (People of the Tall Grass), Tú é diné Ndé (Tough People of the Desert), Tú sìs Ndé (Big Water People), Tas steé be glui Ndé (Rock Tied to Head People), Buií gl un Ndé (Many Necklaces People), and Zuá Zuá Ndé (People of the Lava Beds) that have continuously lived in Texas prior to First Contact 1528.

The Lost Ones

The Lipan Apache Band has considered Mather a "lost one" and did not know his whereabouts for 123 years. Mather was taken from the Lipan Apache Band in 1877 when it was attacked by Col. Ronald McKenzie's Fourth U.S. Calvary unit just south of the border between the United States and Mexico. He was sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial school to be assimilated into a western lifestyle, and died in Carlisle as a teenager in 1888. The Lipan Apache Band referred to Mather and Kesetta Roosevelt, his older sister who was taken from Texas with him, as lost ones for over 100 years. Then, a guest professor at Dickinson College contacted the band with Mather and Roosevelt's story. Jacqueline Fear-Segal, an American studies professor at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, was doing research for her book "The White Man's Club: Schools, Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation" while at Dickinson in 2000 during a faculty exchange program. -RICK SELTZER, The Patriot-News

The Lost Ones (Hidden Histories)

by Michaela MacColl (Author)

Despite her father’s warnings that their tribe is always in danger, Casita, a twelve-year-old Lipan Apache girl, has led a relatively peaceful life with her tribe in Mexico, doing her daily chores and practicing for her upcoming Changing Woman ceremony, in which she will officially become a woman of the tribe. But the peace is shattered when the U.S. Cavalry invades and brutally slaughters her people. Read more here… Click here to purchase the book. Here is a video published on Apr 13, 2016

"Mackenzie's Raid" Nde'

Vote on the NAMA (Native American Music Awards) public poll  by: 7 Trees Video by: MaNde' Gonzales Portales The Credits can be found on YouTube.

Native Americans in war 

In the first World War there were more Native Americans fighting in that war than any other race….and yet they were not citizens of this great United States. -Elder Mingo Carrillo Video courtesy of Mandalynn Gonzales Garcia Davalos Published on Mar 22, 2014
Cuelgas de Castro was a Lipan Apache that was chosen to lead the Apaches and as time went on other Apache leaders such as, Juan and Ramon Castro, were asked for their assistance in protection from unlawful settlers or other warring Indians that had been displaced by the United States government in the east. more…

History of Lipan Apache 

Spanish Missionaries gave Lipan Apache Band Chief Cuelgas the name Cuelgas de Castro. They have estimated that Cuelgas was born in the year 1762. Cuelgas de Castro was born in the Lipan Apache Band Village on the river banks between the San Saba and Read more.... Published on Oct 1, 2014 Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Richard Gonzales (Lipan Apache) & Anita Tahityé (Lipan Apache) on Native Voice TV

Lipan Apache Traditional Art

Many Lipan children didn’t know about their true heritage and culture. Our parents were raised by our grandparents as Mexicans or in some cases as Caucasian in a very strict way.   Click here for more…

Lipan Apache Band ID cards 

Lipan Apache Band of Texas member ID cards are now available for all enrolled members…more information?

Member Enrollment deadline: 

March 1, 2016 more…

Looking for Education

information click here

"Mackinzies's Raid" video

on the NAMA (Native

American Music Awards)

From the bottom of my heart thank you to all family, tribal family and friends for your love, support and votes for the video. Read more here…
Indigenous American Art by Timoteo Ikoshy Montoya  http://www.ikoshy.com/ Warriors in Uniform.... The Chuck Bores (War Chief) Story more....
Lipan Apache Band
© Copyright (C) 2011-2016 Lipan Apache Band of Texas, All Rights Reserved for Terms and Conditions  click here.

WELCOME NDÉ “the people””Apache”

Lipan Apache Band of Texas Official

Website.

The Lipan Apache Band of Texas membership consist of over 745 members and is composed of the Cúelcahén Ndé (People of the Tall Grass), Tú é diné Ndé (Tough People of the Desert), Tú sìs Ndé (Big Water People), Tas steé be glui Ndé (Rock Tied to Head People), Buií gl un Ndé (Many Necklaces People), and Zuá Zuá Ndé (People of the Lava Beds) that have continuously lived in Texas prior to First Contact 1528.

The Lost Ones

The Lipan Apache Band has considered Mather a "lost one" and did not know his whereabouts for 123 years. Mather was taken from the Lipan Apache Band in 1877 when it was attacked by Col. Ronald McKenzie's Fourth U.S. Calvary unit just south of the border between the United States and Mexico. He was sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial school to be assimilated into a western lifestyle, and died in Carlisle as a teenager in 1888. The Lipan Apache Band referred to Mather and Kesetta Roosevelt, his older sister who was taken from Texas with him, as lost ones for over 100 years. Then, a guest professor at Dickinson College contacted the band with Mather and Roosevelt's story. Jacqueline Fear-Segal, an American studies professor at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, was doing research for her book "The White Man's Club: Schools, Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation" while at Dickinson in 2000 during a faculty exchange program. -RICK SELTZER, The Patriot-News

The Lost Ones (Hidden Histories)

by Michaela MacColl (Author)

Despite her father’s warnings that their tribe is always in danger, Casita, a twelve-year-old Lipan Apache girl, has led a relatively peaceful life with her tribe in Mexico, doing her daily chores and practicing for her upcoming Changing Woman ceremony, in which she will officially become a woman of the tribe. But the peace is shattered when the U.S. Cavalry invades and brutally slaughters her people. Read more here… Click here to purchase the book. Here is a video published on Apr 13, 2016

"Mackenzie's Raid" Nde'

Vote on the NAMA (Native American Music Awards) public poll  by: 7 Trees Video by: MaNde' Gonzales Portales The Credits can be found on YouTube.

Native Americans in war 

In the first World War there were more Native Americans fighting in that war than any other race….and yet they were not citizens of this great United States. -Elder Mingo Carrillo Video courtesy of Mandalynn Gonzales Garcia Davalos Published on Mar 22, 2014
Spanish Missionaries gave Lipan Apache Band Chief Cuelga the name Cuelga de Castro.

History of Lipan Apache 

Spanish Missionaries gave Lipan Apache Band Chief Cuelga the name Cuelga de Castro. They have estimated that Cuelga was born in the year 1762. Cuelga de Castro was born in the Lipan Apache Band Village on the river banks between the San Saba and Read more.... Many of the children did not know of their true heritage and yet somehow it came out in other ways of who they truly were. For some, traditional art brought out unknowingly, their true heritage, of who they were. Here you will find just a few of our Lipan Apache member’s traditional artwork. Click here for more…
Indigenous American Art by Emmanuel C. Montoya