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A Tribute to
Nancy McGown Minor

    The Tribe honors the memory of Nancy McGown Minor. We will forever be grateful for her selfless dedication and contributions
to the Tribe as our friend and tribe historian.
    Read Nancy's Books & other books we recommend-- Here

Buffalo Country

Nancy Minor Memorial

Tribal Museum/Center

Pablo Torres-Lipan Veteran's Society

Tribal Council Guidelines for Public Input

Individuals desiring to make a comment at one of the Tribal Council meetings must follow a set of guidelines listed here...
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2019 Tribal Council Meetings & PowWow:

  Mar 7...San Antonio
  Mar 21-22 Spring
               PowWow, McAllen
  Jun 20...San Antonio
  Oct 03....San Antonio
  Oct 24...Fall PowWow,
  Dec 04...San Antonio

Meetings are from 12 noon to 2pm. Dates/locations above are tentative until two weeks before meeting.

Tentatively, SA meeting site is at Frank Leota's home, address: 28118 George O'Brien, San Antonio, with gate code 6615.

2018 American Indian
Library Award in
Youth Literature to
Darcie Little Badger

"Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time," an anthology book on two-spirits futures, has won AILA's Young Adult's Award in 2018 and member Darcie's humorous sci-fi story “Né łe” about 40 chihuahua's in outer-space is one of the stories in this anthology! Congratulations, Darcie!

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On the 49th Annual Dak'éé Sí Pow Wow

The Fall 49th Annual Dak'éé Sí Pow Wow has come and done. It was a wonderful time for many in our community to get together to dance, sing, and share and also to educate the Texas community. We want to thank all who supported our fund-raising efforts and attended, some traveling from great distances. Together we celebrate and honor our sacred history.

2019 HCR 171 & SCR 61 Resolutions Tribe Recognition

   The 2019 Texas 86th Congress once again recognizes the Lipan Apache Tribe, this time with honors House Resolution 171 and the companion bill Senate Resolution 61. Each of these recognitions was signed by the House, Senate, and Governor Abbott.
   Thank you, Representatives Victoria Neave (Dallas), Leo Pacheco (San Antonio), and Abel Herrero (Corpus Christi); Senators Royce West (Dallas) and Chuy Hinojosa (McAllen); and Governor Gregg Abbott!

   Read these powerful resolutions recounting and becoming part of our Sacred History here: read more here.

Tribal Council's
Statement on the
Publication of the
The Lost Ones

   We are aware of Michaela MacColl's book, THE LOST ONES, and want to express our grave concern that, with this story, MacColl is violating our traditional ways by speaking of those who have passed on....
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The Story of Kasetta & Jack

   The story of Kesetta and Jack reveals the personal suffering endured by Lipan families who were targeted, month after month, by troop commanders who had, just a decade earlier, fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War and....

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Lipan Apache Cemetery
Presidio, TX,
Celebration 2-25-17

   The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas succeeded in designating the Lipan cemetery, Barrio de Los Lipanes, an official landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. On Feb. 25, we celebrated & honored our ancestors at the cemetery with Presidio officials and the public. Read more here...

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From Raquel Monday:

I urge all to PLEASE protect your rights to WHAT and with WHOM you share your precious oral history, family photos, and priceless artifacts....DO NOT BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF...Read "STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF"...

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Recruiting Badger Runners

   We are recruiting runners for the Annual Badger Run in March 2020 (weekend still to be determined). This run celebrates our tribe's emergence story and honors our Sacred History of many long-distance runners. We are looking for Lipan Apache Tribe members to take part in our ceremonial run which commences the Spring Homecoming Pow-Wow in McAllen, TX.

   Requirements are:
--13 yrs or older as of 12-31,
--able to run 4.5 miles w/o
--running speed: 10 min/mile
   or less.

   Runners should live close to the McAllen area or be able to travel to the area without problems for practice runs. December 31, 2019 is the deadline to volunteer. If interested, contact Councilwoman Maria Cooley.

Eagle Feather Case

After a decade-long fight, the Federal Government agreed that Native American religious freedom applies to eagle feathers and some of our members won the right to have, order, and use eagle feathers for ceremonial purposes. But the fight continues until all of our members have this right thanks through the efforts of member Robert Soto in his fight for our religeous rights.

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To Order the
Lipan Apache Tribe's Flag

   The Lipan Apache Tribe's flag is made by TME Co., Inc., in Connecticut. You can now order the flag directly from our Flag maker by ....
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    State Recognition
On March 18, 2009, the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas became a tribe formerly recognized by the State of Texas legislature, both the Senate and the House. Learn more about that day....Cont'd

The Tribe's linguist, David Gohre, has created a website that is dedicated to the revitalization of the Lipan Apache Language. Read about the History of the Lipan language and learn a few basic words and phrases....Cont'd

    Not the Band
Our Proclamation on Sacred Ceremonies clearly states that "We would like to make it known that The Lipan Apache Tribe of TX is not in any way associated with or part of the Lipan Apache Band of TX....Cont'd

Applying for Membership or Tribal ID Cards

On Membership Enrollment: Enrollment is currently closed for an indefinite period of time. Please do not ask for an enrollment application.

Only tribe members may apply for an ID card. In order to apply, you must have your assigned tribal identification number. To request an ID card application, email your name, ID number, current home address, and phone number to: .

    Contact Info Updates
To Report a Change of Contact Information:

It is important that our members' contact information is up-to-date. If your name, E-mail, home address, or phone number changes; notify us by emailing your new information to . You may also call our Office phone number. Leave a call back phone number should you have to leave a message. Also, whether using email or phone, please identify yourself by using your full name and member ID number.


In 2010, Adriel Arocha and his parents won a significant legal victory which will affect all Native American school children in Texas. Adriel's victory is also a victory for the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, since it validates the fact that we are a legitimate American Indian tribe with members who practice traditional beliefs. We are very, very proud of Adriel, who stood up for his Lipan heritage and his rights as a Native American....Cont'd

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McAllen, Texas 78502