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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--
Lipan Apache Books

Buffalo Country 22nd Annual STIDA PowWow Tribal Museum/Center Pablo Torres-Lipan Veteran's Society
Bufflo Farm
Jaime G. Vela in
NWSU video

Recently, Tribe historian Jaime Geronimo Vela participated in the video trailer to an ethics teaching module by NMSU's College of Business...

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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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First American Indian Heritage Day of Texas

The inaugural celebration of American Indian Heritage Day was held in Grand Prairie, TX. The Lipan Apache Tribe is invited to attend. Read the reports from Robert Soto, Ric Cantu, and Gloria De Leon...

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Never too Early to Start
Pow-Wow Support 2014

Once again, we start preparing for next year's Pow-wow. Let's all help. It is our time to remember our ancestors and a community that survived at all odds. Help preserve our shared heritage and DONATE NOW. Include a note saying donation is for the Pow-Wow.
Nancy Minor
On ID Card Printing

A new ID card printer has been purchased thanks to the generous donations of members and friends. Be patient if you have an ID card order outstanding....
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We would like to thank the few who have donated through PayPal. We appreciate your example of generousity expecially in these hard times. We hope others can be inspired to do the same. No contribution is too small when it is greatly needed. Please, give to your tribe--it is tax deductible.

From: the General Coucil
on Sacred Ceremonies

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....

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The Tribe's E-Newsletter

Request the Tribe's e-Newsletter and receive up-to-date news on the tribe. Contact Robert Soto at to have your name and email address added to the list.
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Interactive Animations! Vivid information on displays!
Become a Museum Keeper and your pledge will keep the flame of knowledge alive.

Lipan Apache Language Preservation

David Gohre, Tribe Linguist, has created a website that is dedicated to the revitalization of the Lipan Apache Language....
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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...

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Kónitsää 'Iyání Gokíyaa

   AND NOW, THERE ARE TWO! Yes, we now have our second buffalo...
   Read more about our tribe's "Lipan Apache Buffalo Country" ...
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Member Activities
Call For Stories!
Lipan Book Project

   Support the Tribe by submitting your personal Lipan story to author Raquel Monday for her Lipan Book Project. Read more on how you can help in Monday's Update newsletter...
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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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Schedule of 2014 General Council Meetings:

  Jan. 11...San Antonio
  May 17...San Antonio
  Aug 16...McAllen
  Nov. 15....San Antonio
  Nov 26-27 Pow wow,
                        Alice TX

   Meetings start at 12 noon. McAllen meetings will be at the Native Cultural Center, 2601 Buddy Owens Blvd, McAllen, TX.
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    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.


ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED for an indefinite period of time. Please do not request an application.
Enrolled members who have been issued an ID number may apply for the optional Identification Card. Follow this link for the ID card application form...CLICK HERE


Federal Recognition Petition--Latest Update
As of August, 2012 our documents and all paperwork have been submitted to the BIA to start the process of Federal Recognition consideration.... READ MORE

    Homeland Administrator

Letter on Sacred Ceremonies
Although we live in and defend a nation who insures us the first amendment right to Freedom of Religion, we as American Indians have always held ourselves to a higher standard. We should never forget that our grandfathers have set a precedent, .... READ MORE


On March 18, 2009, the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas became a state recognized tribe. Share the memories....


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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In order to recognize distinguished or accomplished Lipan Apaches, and/or members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of TX, A section of the Lipan Apache Tribe of TX Museum and Culture Center has been set aside in their Honor. Nominations are currently being accepted.

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