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The Tribe honors the memory of Nancy McGown Minor. We will forever be grateful for her selfless dedication and contributions to the Tribe.
A Tribute to
Nancy McGown Minor

Read the Lipan Apache Books by Lipan Historian Nancy Minor& other Recommended books--
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Buffalo Country 22nd Annual STIDA PowWow Tribal Museum/Center Pablo Torres-Lipan Veteran's Society
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WINS Eagle Feather Case

   Thank you, Robert, Milo, & Marisa! The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Lipan Apache Tribe of TX in the case of Grace Brethren Church et al vs. U.S. Attorney General (USDC No.07-CV-60) and U.S. Dept of Interior. On Aug 20, 2014, the court found that the U.S. Dept of Interior does not have authority to prevent members of the Lipan Apache Tribe from using eagle feathers in their religious ceremonies...
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Schedule of 2015 General Council Meetings:

  Feb. 7...San Antonio
  May 16...San Antonio
  Aug 8...San Antonio
  Nov 21....Corpus Christi

   Meetings start at 12 noon. Corpus Christi meetings will be at the Hilltop Community Center, 11425 Leopard St, Room Southwest 2, Corpus Christi, TX

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On ID Card

   We are currently NOT accepting new identification (ID) card applications.Any application postmarked after April 19, 2014, will be returned with all enclosed material and money. We will start accepting ID card applications (NOT MEMBERSHIP!) for current members on February 1, 2016. On 2/1/16, the ID card application form and instructions will once again be available on this website.

Tribe Invited to June 2014 Apache Alliance

by Maxie Ruan

   The sixth Apache Alliance Summit took place from June 17-19 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino on the Tonto Apache Reservation in Payson, AZ. This year’s summit was a special time for our tribe as it was the first time the Lipan Apache Tribe has been invited to attend....

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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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Center/Museum News
Members Present at TAMU-Kingsville Museum

In Feb. 5-6, Juan S. Garcia, Hectar Garza, and Jesse Rios were invited to present and speak to over 200 elementary-age children at the Bison Exhibit (runs through March 16) at the TAMU-Kingsville Museum ...
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Lipan Apache Tribe Calls
for Historic Designation
of Cemetery in Presidio, TX

   The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas has petitioned the Texas Historical Commission to designate the cemetery in the section of Presidio known as Barrio de los Lipanes an official antiquities landmark. The otherwise unrecognized and inactive cemetery lies ...
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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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Member Activities
Virginia Sorrels Reports
on American Indian Heritage Day of Texas

The mission of the AIHD Committee is to honor the history, culture, education and social contributions made by American Indians of Texas. Our vision is to promote understanding in the values of and...

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Lipan Apache Veterans Society

During their participation in World War II, two of our uncles discussed the need to have a veterans' society among the Lipan Apache. For many years the Lipan Apache have fought in many wars, including America's wars.... The mission of the Lipan Apache Veterans' Society is to recognize and honor our Lipan Apache Veterans who served in all of the Armed Forces. Lipan Veterans,....

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News from the
Fund-Raising Committee

We are currently working on ideas to help meet some of our tribe’s essential needs. Visit our page and participate in fund raising...raffle tickets, Cafepress more...

Click Here ID Card Orders Update

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... Learn More

    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.


We have closed accepting new application for the member Identification Card until the McAllen Office is caught up with a backlog of card applications.
On membership enrollment: ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED for an indefinite period of time. Please do not request an application.


On March 18, 2009, the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas became a state recognized tribe. Learn more about that day....

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McAllen, Texas 78502