Apache Indians Essays

  • The Apache Indians

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    The Apaches, like most Native Americans, have no written history other than that written by white men. But the story of the Apaches did not begin in the American Southwest but in the northwestern corner of North America, the western Subarctic region of Alaska and Canada. The Apache Indians belong to the southern branch of the Athabascan group, whose languages constitute a large family, with speakers in Alaska, western Canada, and American Southwest. The fact that the Apaches originated in the western

  • Apache Indians

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    Anthropology Paper Apache Indians In this paper you will read about the many ways that the Apache Indians used different ways of technology to survive in there environment. They used many different farming tools in which helped them to grow crops and gather berries. As the years went on the Apache hunters hunted with bows and arrows and as the years went on and how they trade with other tribes and people they had adopted guns. So in this reading you will be reading about different types of

  • Apache And Cherokee Indians

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    The Apache Indians of North America prospered for years throughout Kansas, New Mexico, and Arizona. They were a religious society who believed in a “giver of life';. As any complex society today, The Apache had many inter-tribal differences, although the tribe as a whole was able to see through these conflicts. Women and the extended family played an important role in the society and also in the lives of young children. Groups of different extended families, called bands, often lived together

  • Exploring the History of Apache Native American Indians

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    Cultural investigation Apache Native American Indian Population: Their population in the early settlement in 1878 was estimated between 1600 and 2400 and now it is estimated that it is the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 53,330 people identified themselves as Apache, up from 35,861 in 1980. Traditional family groups: The Chiricahua: their most noted leaders being Cochise, Victorio, Loco, Chato, Nahche, Bonito and Geronimo, Lipan: The Lipan are first mentioned in Spanish records in 1718 when they

  • Dubois And The Apache Indians: A Comparative Analysis

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    acculturation, or just the need to adapt to a constant change in environment and it's sociological platform. An interesting point to be made is that according to Dubois, before the colonization and influence of Westerners and their ways of thinking, the Apache had no single leader. Dubois states that, “The Mescalero word for leader is glossed he who speaks” (Dubois). This shows that there wasn’t anyone who was appointed to a position, but instead it was whoever had the greatest contribution and input. It


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    was headquartered at Fort Huachuca, the base of operations for the campaign. The Army had permission to go to Mexico in pursuit. Captain Henry Lawton, commanding officer of "B" Troop, 4th Cavalry, was an experienced soldier who knew the ways of the Apaches. His tactics were to wear them down by constant pursuit. Stationed at the fort at that time were many men who would later become well known in the Army: Colonel W. B. Royall, commanding officer of the fort and the 4th Cavalry, who was responsible

  • Native Americans: The Oppression Of The Apache People

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    The Apache people are native Americans who have been-and are being- oppressed by the united states government. This oppression started in 1849 and has continued until today. In 1849, the Apache Wars started what would be an endless abuse by the United States government towards the Apache people. The United States wanted their citizens to move west and take over Native Americans’ land to build railroads and expand their lands as a country but when the Apaches didn’t do what they wanted they made them

  • Apache Tribe Research Paper

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    Oklahoma Apache Tribe Apache is a word that comes from the Zuni word meaning enemy and the Yuma word for “fighting men.” The Western Apache, Chiricahua, Mescalero, Jicarilla, Lipan and Kiowa are the six sub-tribes the Apache Tribe consist of. Each of the sub-tribes are from a different geographical region. There are six regional groups. It’s impossible because of their nomadic nature that there were a lot of names that were used to identify the same tribe. The Angelo theory is that the Apache Indians

  • Native Americans and the Whiteman's Influence

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    “The biggest of all Indian problems is the Whiteman (Basso pg. 3).” The elusive Whitman is not a recent problem for the American Indians. For the Western Apache this problem first came to light in 1853 after the Gadsden Purchase was finalized. The Whitemen invaded the western Apache’s Arizona territory not with peace, but with demands and open hostility. Thus began a brutal thirty year war that led to Apache defeat (Basso pg. 24). The creation of reservations in 1872 was not enough for the Whitemen

  • Apaches Research Project

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    200 Apaches massacred, 100 more murdered, and 148 laying dead at Chihuahua Mexico, was something the Chiricahua Apache tribe, and many other tribes, lived through on a regular basis (Hoxie 1).  All of the previously mentioned, in addition to wars and being parted from their own land, were some of the consequences due to a country seeking to expand and conquer new territory, regardless of what or who they had to eliminate in order to accomplish this goal.  However, if Americans would have taken a

  • Peyote and Native American Culture

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    Peyote and Native American Culture Peyote was originally described in 1560, however it was not until the middle of the nineteenth century that botanists were able to conduct field research and correctly classify the cactus (Anderson, 1980). Field studies have concluded that there are two distinct populations of peyote which represent two species. The first and most common, Lophophora williamsii extends from southern Texas reaching south to the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi. The second and least

  • Technology and Power

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    frontier. To better understand the needs for communication technology in this conquest, let's first get a little history lesson on what happened. During this conquest of the West, an Apache Chief known as Geronimo led the Chiricahua Apaches in a series of revolts against the American tyranny that had seized Apache lands, herded its people into a Reservation, then abolished the Reservation to reclaim the land for white Americans.

  • Geronimo: Renegade of Justice

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    was born sometime in the late 1820’s. He was the descendant of a respected family, his grandfather Mahko, the chief of their tribe before his dad, Talkishim, or “the Gray One.” He was born into the Chiricahua tribe, one of many Apache bands in the area. His original Apache name was Goyahkla which means “one who yawns.” His birthplace is thought to be somewhere near present day Clifton Arizona, though no one really knows for sure; Geronimo called it “No-dayohn Canyon.” He says he had three brothers

  • Stagecoach Overview

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    when Buck informs him the Plummer brother's are in Lordsburg. The Plummer brothers killed Ringo's father and brother and Ringo has sworn to get revenge. Prior to the stagecoaches departure the group is informed by Lt. Blanchard that Geronimo and the Apaches are on a warpath. Lt. Blanchard tells the group he and his men will escort them to Dry Fork. However from there onward they will have no military protection. Moments before departure the coach is hailed down and two more passengers board Hatfield

  • Long Walk of the Diné

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    territory and was the most serious cause of insecurity in the eyes of Maj. Edward Canby, who found himself the senior Union officer in the New Mexico Territory as the Civil War heated up. Canby's proposed solution was to remove the Navajo and Mescalero Apaches, considered “wild tribes” to a reservation near Ft. Sumner in eastern New Mexico. He had selected Colonel Kit Carson, then with the New Mexico Volunteers to lead the expedition to accomplish this monumental task. Canby was recalled to Washington

  • Geronimo

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    alive. We are held as prisoners of war in this Military Reservation (Fort Sill). As a babe I rolled on the dirt floor of my father's tepee, hung in my tsoch (Apache name for cradle) at my mother's back, or suspended from the bough of a tree. I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds, and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. When a child my mother taught me the legends of our people; taught me of the sun and sky, the moon and stars, the clouds and storms. She also taught

  • Coming into Language by Jimmy Santiago Baca

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    problem/ solution structure. For this specific essay that I read it is based on the effects of language and its values. I happened to read the essay called, “Coming into Language,” by a convict named Jimmy Santiago Baca. He was born in 1952 as an Apache Indian with a Chicano relation. Ever since Jim was a young individual he has been in and out of jail and roamed the streets before knowing the basics of right and wrong. From an early age he didn’t ever get a chance to read or understand writings. Because

  • Comanche Culture

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    (Hamalainen, 31). The Apache’s formerly advantageous development of farming began to backfire, however, since their rivals simply traded in their bison meat for Pueblo maize and attacked the numerous Apache villages with guerrilla raids, exploiting their dependence on the land (Hamalainen, 32). By the 1720s, the Apache grew increasingly desperate from Comanche attacks, and they began to offer submission to Spanish rule as a potential

  • History of the Navajo People

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    mountainous region of New Mexico and came to be known as the Navajos, or as they prefer to be called, Dine (the People.) Other Athapascans continued moving southward and settled in Arizona where they became known as the Apache Tribe. In the 1600's the Spanish began to intrude on the Pueblo Indians of Arizona; the hostility thus gradually spread northward to involve the Navajos. In 1680 the Pueblos revolted against these European invaders and succeeded in temporarily stopping their suppression. At this time

  • Geronimo

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    A young Apache at the time, Geronimo set out one day with his family from their homeland, which is now located in southeastern Arizona, on a trading mission into Mexico. Many other families also went with him. The men went into town to trade each day, leaving their families behind. On this momentous evening, they returned home to find that Mexican soldiers had ferociously attacked their camp. They had murdered their women and children and stolen their supplies and horses. The dead were scattered