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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lipan Apache

"Lipan (adapted from Ipa-n'de, apparently a personal name; n'de=`people)."

"An Apache tribe, designating themselves N√°izhan ('ours,' 'our kind'), which at various periods of the 18th and 19th centuries roamed from the lower Rio Grande in New Mexico and Mexico eastward through Texas to the Gulf coast, gaining a livelihood by depredations against other tribes and especially against the white settlements of Texas and Mexico."