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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

Gradulation Congratulations, Andrea Wendling

Andrea Wendling has been selected as the “Student Voice” to offer an expression of appreciation on behalf of the Class of 2019 for her Commencement Ceremony on Dec 14, 2018, at TAMU. Read more...

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Young Water Protectors Children's Book
by Aslan Tudor

   Aslan writes an account of his experience at #NODAPL, as an 8 yr old who joined the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read more about of Aslan's book...
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Apache Hunting
A Family's Tradition

   Councilman Pedro Salinas Flores shares pictures of his family’s--Flores, Olivares, Hernades, and Salinas--Apache hunting traditions in Texas going back generations. View the "Athabascan-Lipan Apache Art of Hunting" picture record here....

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2018 American Indian Library Award in Youth Literature

"Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time," an anthology book on two-spirits futures, has won AILA's Young Adult's Award in 2018 and 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!
Fundraising for the
49th Annual Homecoming Pow Wow

   Tribe members and Friends, We have started fundraising for our 49th Annual Nde Daa (Spring) Homecoming Pow Wow in Marc- 2019. This year, the cost for the Friday evening and all-day Saturday event is estimated at $7500 to $8000. Tribe members and friends, we need your help. Please donate here.

Corpus Christi Proclaims Indigenous Tribes of Coastal Bend Day

Tribal Council officer Juan S. Garcia joined other Lipans as Mayor of CC Joe McComb declared Oct 23 as 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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2018 Tribal Council Meetings & PowWow:

  Feb 3...San Antonio
  Mar 9-10 Annual...PowWow,
  May 12....San Antonio
  Aug 25...San Antonio
  Dec 1...San Antonio

   Meetings are from 12 noon to 2pm. Dates/locations above are tentative until two weeks before meeting.
   The Dec. 1 meeting in San Antonio is at the Frank Leota's home, address: 281128 George O'Brien, with gate code 6615.
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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and Support the Tribe

Easy way to help: Learn how you can donate to the Lipan Apache Tribe when you buy stuff from ...

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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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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.

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Recruiting Badger Runners

   We are recruiting runners for the Badger Run on 3-10-2019. We still need one more committed Badger runner and 1 to 4 alternate runners. Runners should live close to the McAllen area or be able to travel to the area without problems for practice runs. Requirements are: must be 13 years or older by Dec. 31, Lipan Apache Tribe members, and be able to run the 4.5 miles without stopping, averaging 10 minute miles or less. If interested, contact Councilwoman Maria Cooley.

The Badger Run

   The Badger Run is the tribe's ceremonial run which starts the Lipan Apache Tribe’s annual Nde Daa Homecoming Pow-Wow (second week-end in March). This year's long distance badger runners were...

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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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