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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

22nd Annual STIDA PowWow

Tribal Museum/Center

Pablo Torres-Lipan Veteran's Society

Fundraising for ID Card Printer

   We are fundraising to purchase a new ID card printer. No further ID card applications can be accepted until we have bought a replacement. The total cost is $1700.

Every little bit helps so please donate here: Donate Now. You can also mail a check to P.O. Box 5218, McAllen, TX, 78502. Whether donating online or by check, include a note that the money is for the ID card printer.

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Tribe Reps At NCAI
Mid-Year Conference

   Bernard Barcena and Robert Soto will be our voting delegates at the 2018 NCAI Mid-Year Conference and Marketplace on June 3-6, 2018, Kansas City, MO. Among other sessions, Barcena and Soto will participate in the Federal Recognition Task Force and the Tribal Leader Discussion.

Saving a Neglected Lipan Apache Cemetery

On Feb 25, 2017, the city of Presidio, Texas, celebrated the rescue of a Lipan Apache cemetery that for decades was lost to modern progress....

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

   We are aware of Michaela MacColl's imminent 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....
Read More Tribe's Statement

On ID Card

   Notice: The ID card printer is breaking down and needs to be replaced. Our contracted technicians are unable to repair it since it is obsolete. If you are one of the few who have an ID card application waiting to be processed, we request your patience or call the office to have your application and money sent back.

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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The Tribe's E-Newsletter

Request the Tribe's e-Newsletter and receive up-to-date news on the tribe. Email Robert Soto to have your name and email address added to the list.


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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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and Support the Tribe

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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...

Read More Lipan Cemetery

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. Read our 2018 update on the continuing Eagle Feather case:

Read Update Eagle Feather Case

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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The Myth of
the Drunken Indian

by Maxie Ruan

    A new study from the Univ of AZ challenges the stereotype that Native Americans consume alcohol at higher rates than other races....
Read More Drunken Indian Myth Article

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.

    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.

On applying for an ID card, we are unable to accept or process any ID card applications at this time until we buy a new card printer. Remember, only tribe members with assigned ID numbers may apply for an ID card.

    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