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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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Lipan Apache Tribe
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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Eagle Feathers Returned
with Restrictions

by Maxie Ruan

   After nine years of legal battles, Sotoís 50 feathers were returned to him on March 10, 2015. Returned with restrictions, Lipan Apache Tribe Vice-chair Robert Soto continues the fight. Read more on The Lipan Outpost...
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   For information on how to apply for an ID card, please read below on this webpage. Remember, only Members may apply for an ID Card.

Apache Alliance Summit VII Oct 14-16, 2015

   The seventh Apache Alliance Summit was hosted by the Yavapai-Apache Nation at the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel & Conference Center on October 14-16, 2015. The Lipan Apache Tribeís Tribal Council and members were represented at the Summit by Chairman Bernard Barcena and Vice-chair Robert Soto.

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
Lipan Apache Cemetery
Historic Landmark

by Maxie Ruan

   The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas succeeded in designating the Lipan cemetery, Barrio de Los Lipanes, an official antiguities landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. The cemetery is in danger ...
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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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Schedule of 2016 General Council Meetings:

  Feb. 27...San Antonio
  Apr. 2....Tribal Council only
  Aug. 20...San Antonio
  Dec. to be

   Meetings start at 12 noon. San Antonio meeting will be at home of Lucian Oden, 5118 Lancelot Dr., San Antonio TX.

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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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The Myth of
the Drunken Indian

by Maxie Ruan

   The Drunken Indian. Itís a phrase that conjures up just one of the many stereotypical image of Native Americans: red skins smelling of liquor and stumbling out of the local bar with blood-shot eyes.
This stereotype reflects the idea that Native Americans consume alcohol at higher rates than other races; however, a new study out of the University of Arizona (UA) directly challenges that idea...

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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.

Applying for Membership or Tribal ID Cards

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


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


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....

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McAllen, Texas 78502