Apache Indians

The tribal name made famous by some of the great chiefs in history. While most tribe names commonly meant "friend" or "people" Apache means "Enemy" in the Zuni language. Tribal lands included West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona.

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Where did the Apache Indian Originate?

The nomadic Apache Indians migrated to the American Southwest from the Northern Plains fairly recently.

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What does the man's name Rick translate too in the Apache Indian language?

I do not believe there are any English names translated in Apache. Indian names are unique because they usually have a meaning about animals, plans, actions, or other things like "spokesman" (nantan).

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Who was the director of The Woman In Red?

The director of The Woman In Red was Gene Wilder.

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How do you say i love you in apache?

I love chu! Privet halo borisovitch

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What did girl Native Americans wear?

beaded buckskins with bells

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What treaties did the apache Indians sign?

Treaty with the Apaches July 1, 1852

Treaty with the Kiowa, Comanches and Apaches July 27,1852

Treaty with the Kiowa, Comanches and Apaches Oct 17, 1865

Treaty with the Kiowa, Comanches and Apaches Oct 21, 1867


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Why do people say 'Geronimo'?

The Apache leader Geronimo shouted out his name in defiance as he made a daring leap to escape US Cavalry pursuers at Medicine Bluffs, Oklahoma. He and his band of 37 followers defied Federal Authority for more than 25 years, embodying the very essence of the Apache values of aggressiveness and courage in the face of difficulty.

The US Paratroopers (82nd Airborne) adopted this as a battle cry in World War Two.

World War II paratrooper Aubrey Eberhardt was the first to scream "Geronimo!" while jumping from great heights. Retired First Sergeant Ed Howard explains how it happened in his essay entitled "Paramount's 1939 Western Geronimo...A Forgotten Movie With a Giant Legacy." In 1940, the United States' first Parachute Test Platoon was formed. It consisted of 50 volunteers who trained in the sweltering heat of Georgia's Fort Benning. The days were mighty hot, so the paratroopers wanted to stay cool in the evening. One night, Private Eberhardt and three friends watched the movie Geronimo at a local (air conditioned) theater.

After the film, the group discussed the jump they were to make the following morning. According to Howard, one paratrooper asked Eberhardt if he believed he could jump "without fear." Eberhardt, eager to prove his toughness, said he'd show everyone he wasn't afraid by yelling "Geronimo!" as he jumped. Eberhardt believed that if he had the presence of mind to remember the word, it would prove he wasn't scared. Questionable logic perhaps, but we're going with it.

Long story short, Eberhardt jumped, yelled "Geronimo!" as promised, and the shout quickly caught on with his fellow paratroopers. Some time later the phrase was outlawed because officers felt it would draw unwanted attention to paratroopers landing in hostile territories. That said, the "Geronimo" motto is still seen on certain military insignias, so Eberhardt's legend lives on.

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What does Naiche mean in Apache?

Naiche was a famous Apache warrior. Naiche was born into the Chokonen band of Chiricahuas around 1856. He was the second son of Cochise and Dos-teh-seh, Cochise's first and principal wife. His older brother, Taza, was Chief for two years before he died of pneumonia during his visit to Washington, DC, as a delegate. In 1876 Naiche was made the last Chief of the free Chiricahuas. In 1881 he and his band fled the San Carlos reservation and allied themselves with Geronimo (aka Goyathalay... goyathalay means "one who yawns" in Apache, and is Geronimo's true name.) Unlike other Chiricahua chiefs, Naiche had no power of any kind and never had any visions. His partnership with Geronimo allowed for Naiche to give the orders but for Geronimo to be the strategist and the intellectual and spiritual leader of the Chiricahuas. Naiche's band surrendered for the last time on September 4, 1886. While on the military reservation at Fort Sill, Naiche was converted to Protestantism and he became an elder of the Mescalero Reformed Church on the Mescalero Reservation. During his later years, he painted scenes from Apache life, including the Sunrise Dance, on deerskin. He died in 1921.

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How do you Say thank you in Apache language?

For the White Mountain Apache: ashoog is an informal thanks. A- key-yeh is the proper way of saying thank you.

For Western Apache: Ashagoteh (ash-eh-go-the) is the informal way of saying Thank you; but this only applies when you are thanking someone for something where a proper thanks doesn't suffice. In Western Apache, you always thank with the formal when dealing with a parent or an elder, or when something important or crucial had been done. The formal is Ahee-ih-yeh. (e.g. you would use Ashagoteh when your friend handed you a candy bar; but you would use Aheeiyeh when your church pastor handed you a bible, because he is a figure of authority. You would use Aheeiyeh if you were saved from drowning, or when someone built you a house, or when a doctor tells you that you need to take three pills a day, again figure of authority. But you would use Ashagoteh, if your roomate hands you the pills in the morning and sais "You need to take these." Amongst some youth [the one's that speak this language] this word is shortened to Asho.) {exception to the rule: culturally speaking one exception to the rule often persists, Aheeiyeh is often used when someone receives food... so the above anaology of the candy bar could be a place where Aheeiyeh was used, however if it had been a comic strip instead of a candy bar Ashagoteh would have been the proper word.} {Proper pronunciation aw-sh-eh goh-the, or aw-sh-oh goh-the; ah-hee-ih-yeh, or less often Ah-(hiccup hee) ih-yeh.}

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What was Geronimo's given and surname?

In 1829 Native Americans in the west did not have both a given and surname. He was given the name of Goyaale (which means "one who yawns" in the Apache language) at birth and the name Geronimo (Gerome is the English version of the name) was given him by the Mexican Army.

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What is the true apache war cry?

try apache war song.

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Why did aboriginals live in tepees?

Many aboriginals had to travel and relocate often so building little houses/cabins and making a village would be pointless (once it got this far, but before that they used teepees for a while before they knew how to build the houses) so it would be easier to reset up camp. Also the teepees are made of animal hide and it was another use for the hunted animal as the aboriginals did not want anything to go to waste, its would be wasting and killing nature for nothing.

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What country did the Apache Indians live in?

There were different Apache tribes and all were essentially nomadic, following the buffalo herds and other game, anticipating the seasonal changes, etc. Mostly they were based in Texas, which was also, at one time, a separate country. Remember the Alamo?

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What is the Apache word for buffalo?


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What is the Apache translation of 'Pictures of our Apache land'?

"Ndee bi ni' bida'ilzaahí" is an Apache equivalent of "Pictures of our Apache land."

The phrase refers to a program that is available to students in their freshman to senior years at Cibecue Community School in Arizona. The program aims to protect and restore cultural sites in the Cibeque area. It also seeks to preserve Apache cultural knowledge related to the sites.

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What hobbies do Indian children have?

Indian children have many hobbies....

Playing with dolls, gathering nuts or berries, boys learn to hunt, or they just socialize.

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What is the American Indian translation of white man?

Since you posted this under "Cheyenne Indians" I guess you mean "what is the Cheyenne translation for White Man?".

The Cheyenne term ve'ho'e really means "spider" but it was used to describe white people; some say it is because white settlers fenced their lands, like a spider builds a web. Others say the word is really 'e-ve'hoo'e, "he is wrapped up", referring to the many layers of clothing worn by white people - the natives said that whites wear far too many clothes.

Among the Crows of Montana, the term for a white person is baashchiili, which is made up of baa ("someone") and shiili ("yellow") - in other words "a person who is yellow".

The Teton or Lakota Sioux used the term wasichun, which can mean anything sacred or mysterious as well as "white man".

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How do you enroll as Native American Indian?

You can go to the website for Bureau Indian Affairs.

You can look in your own state to see Intertribal Native Enrollment Agency.

You do need to look up your ancestry.No only that need a copy of your ID and a separate picture of yourself. On the ancestry you look up at Ancestry This more acurate than any website. I hope this will help people.Instead of making jokes.

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How can I use cedar dust?

Use the dust as you would baking soda to eliminate odors in carpet, pet bads etc. It is also useful as a insecticide for certain species, particularly fleas and mites. Use the dust as you would baking soda to eliminate odors in carpet, pet bads etc. It is also useful as a insecticide for certain species, particularly fleas and mites.

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How do you say buffalo in apache language?

There are many different Apache dialects, but the eastern Apaches generally use the word bi.shish.jik

The Jicarilla use the word, which is closely related to Navajo ayani.

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What type of clothing did the Apache wear?

__________________________________________________________ The Apache were a south-western tribe who wore clothing adapted to the hot desert climates of New Mexico, Arizona, and the surrounding areas. Men wore little clothing outside of a loincloth and moccasins on a regular day. Women often wore light-weight, blanket-like clothing with moccasins. Cold nights brought out woven blankets for either gender.

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How do you say grandma in Apache?

Note: This is Western Apache. Eastern Apache or other dialects of Apache may be different.

The common usage Western Apache words for "grandmother" and "granddaughter" are the same (Shichu or Shiichoo, pronounced shee-choo) and the common usage Western Apache words for "grandfather" and "grandson" (Shiitsooyee, pronounced shee-iht-soo,yee-eh) are also the same.

(Nii nahii'maa at'e, ya nahiika'ee at'e.

The earth is our Mother, the sky is our Father)



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