Lipan Apache Tribe Headquarters

Lipan Apache Tribe Headquarters Information on the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas on Facebook. Trying to reach as many tribal members as possible to better inform them of tribal business and happenings.

The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas is the continuation of the historical Lipan Apache Tribe that has called the Southern Great Plains, Mapimi Basin in Northern Mexico, and the Gulf of Mexico coast home for many centuries. Our tribe has always functioned as a confederation of different bands of Plains Apaches living independently yet allied with each other for mutual aid and the common defense of our homeland. The confederation held together until pressure from northern plains tribes and the Spanish empire peaked and the leader of the confederacy at that time, Strong Arm Lipan, died in battle in the early-1800s. After that point, the bands fought for survival by allying with neighboring tribes like the Mescalero, Tonkawa, and Kiowa, and by settling into enclaves intertwined with the changing social-economic landscape surrounding them. Some of the bands, like the Sun Otters, established successful niches for themselves and even took in refugees from other less fortunate bands in an enclave in San Antonio that in the early-1900s was known as Indian Town, which evolved from an old Lipan camp at the junction of Apache and Alazan Creeks in what today is known as the West Side. The Little Breech Cloth and Tall Grass Bands also survived as distinct historical communities in different regions in Texas, the former in the Southern Rio Grande Valley and the latter in the Big Bend Region. Today the Lipan Apache Tribe is made up of these three bands. The other bands of the old confederacy broke up into remnants that either fused with the surviving bands or were forcibly removed to reservations in New Mexico and Oklahoma. Over the course of our history after contact with European governments, we have entered into formal treaties with Spain, Mexico, Republic of Texas, and the United States. More recently, we were officially recognized by the State of Texas' Senate and House of Representatives in March 2009. We have been accepted as members of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) as a state-recognized tribe under court-of-claims. Today our tribe is led by a chairman and tribal council representing each of the three surviving bands. The top priorities of the Tribal Council are promoting of Lipan Apache culture and legacy, fostering unity among the bands, strengthening liaisons with the nine surviving Apache Tribes, and winning acknowledgement of our tribe by the US Government. As members of NCAI, we will actively support the mission of this important intertribal political organization to (1) protect and enhance treaty and sovereign rights; (2) secure our traditional laws, cultures, and ways of life for our descendants; (3) promote a common understanding of the rightful place of tribes in the family of American governments; and (4) improve the quality of life for Native communities and peoples. Learn more about Lipan Apache leaders in the past: Strong Arm, Cuelgas de Castro, Flacco, Poca Ropa, Yulcha Pocarropa, Pascual, Magoosh, and Costalites.

Operating as usual


Happy Memorial Day



The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his soldiers and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."


Author: Sgt Joshua Helterbran



Łe'nawo'dzaa hii ba'gozhoo !(another year has passed is good)


Gozho'Kesh'Mesh! Merry Christmas!

WARNING,There is a person sending emails using this name Bernard F. Barcena, Jr. It a  scam emails. It is  asking for gi...

There is a person sending emails using this name Bernard F. Barcena, Jr. It a scam emails. It is asking for gift certificates.


Happy veterans days to all Lipan warriors


November 8 at 2 pm central time. If you miss don’t worry the event with still be on the reading for relief page. Here is the link


Stay tuned for an event on November 8th at 2.


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for discussion: FIRST let me start by warning all... this is not a slam hate page... i want a scholarly approach to the ...

for discussion: FIRST let me start by warning all... this is not a slam hate page... i want a scholarly approach to the discussion...
.... what Lipan Men may have worn...
is the only known picture of a lipan. Notice he has a bone breast plate and silver conchos.
the man on the right is Chevato all so know Bill Chiwat. Yes Lou diamond Phillips character chivato. The real Chevato is a Lipan. Notice what he is wearing down to his Moccasins what is also interesting is the feather in his hair.. that's a Cara-Cara feather.. Chevato is also known to be the Grandfather to the NAC.. pe**te church...
these are the different cloth worn by other men
notice what he is wearing as a mescalero
is a west apache cloths.
NOW... this is what i want to talk about... People out there are saying that the man in Picture 5 is what Lipan wear.. and go around Pow wow saying that They are traditional LIPAN apache .. But if WE (LIPANS) ARE southern plains and our neighbors like the kiowa, comanche, tonkowas all dressed in the manner in picture 1 and 2 and furthermore if in picture 3 our cousins the Jicarilla also are plains apache . than one can argue that picture 1,2 and 3 is the correct way to dress as a Lipan... and NOT picture 5..i understand 2 things that Chevato ended up with the kiowa and took they way they dressed ...second picture 5 is a HOLLYWOOD depiction of a western APACHE and not all apache looked this way .. Now i have nothing against our western brothers dress.. what im saying is that its not LIPAN way... picture 1,2 and 3 ARE.... what to you thing .. let talk about it...

The Lipan Apache Tribe: Notice on Native Names, Logos, & Mascots


As a voting tribal member of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the Lipan Apache Tribe supports the work and purpose of this great organization and endorses the various NCAI resolutions on Native logos, organization names, and mascots.


Need help email me at [email protected]
. ...n ła nai iłdee ......Wash your hands.


Be safe. Tribe

The Star-Spangled Banner in Apache

Tosłdao Lipan Shił go zho. From daniel cooky villarreal LAVA ... i saw this on Vice Chairman @robert soto .. i hope you enjoy it..

On this Independence Day, we share the San Carlos Apache College Virtual Choir's rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, sung in the Apache language. This was...


From councilman Daniel Cooky Villarreal LAVA ( Lipan Apache Veterans Affairs ). Sorry for the repost. I am trying to get the best one and learning different media to post better video


From LAVA. ( Lipan Apache Veteran Affairs). Shił go zho. I am happy


Tosłdao Lipan. Today is the US Army’s Birthday. June 14.1775. GO ARMY


AT WORK: na ii zii


Councilman Daniel Cooky Villarreal. The director of veteran affairs for the Lipan Apache tribe of Texas.


Message from Chairman Bernard Barcena
on Covid-19, April 28, 2020:

With Texas and other states moving to lift stay-at-home restrictions and orders, we urge our members not to trust the opening of businesses too soon. It will be prudent to wait to make sure that the Covid-19 virus is on the slow down.

Please, stay indoors and, if you have to go out, be sure to
--wear your mask,
--wash your hands often, and
--stay socially distant.

We need to use wisdom in our choices.


From the Pow Wow Committee: I am writing to inform you that due to the danger being announced by the Health Department of being together in a crowded room with others, that we will be canceling the Nde Daa Spring Powwow on March 20-21. We have had about four cancellations already for some of our special guests so rather than replacing them, we decided to keep it safe and cancel.

All events for the Nde Daa Spring Pow Wow will be moved to the DAK’ÉÉ SÍ Pow Wow this October 23-24. We will have our tribal reception on the 23rd and the Badger Run as well as the pow wow on October 24th. All moneys donated for the Nde Daa Pow Wow will be reserved for theDAK’ÉÉ SÍ pow wow. We will still have to do a little more fundraising since we would like to bring the Apache Ghan Dancers.

July 5, 2018We just a fantastic presentation at the Weslaco Library at Weslaco TX.  We had Robby, Maria, Rob, Enrique, M...

July 5, 2018

We just a fantastic presentation at the Weslaco Library at Weslaco TX. We had Robby, Maria, Rob, Enrique, Margie, Homer, Chris, C.J., George O., Ashley and Ric. Thank you for help and support. The audience really enjoyed it.

July 4, 2018McAllen, Texas Annual 4th of July Parade. The 48th year of our participation! Here are some photos!From Robe...

July 4, 2018

McAllen, Texas Annual 4th of July Parade. The 48th year of our participation! Here are some photos!

From Robert: I want to thank Stivaly, Rachel, Robby, Jayden, Margie, Homer, Chris, C. J., Rob, Maria, Enrique, Kiara., Mark, Cheyenne, Bethany, George O., George V., Ric, Cookie, Ruben, Al, Violet, Debbie and Angelica for participating with us in the 4th of July Parade. Thank you and God Bless you for your help.


1913 Camellia Ave (Temporary)
McAllen, TX

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00


(956) 648-9336


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Hi family many blessings to all id like to introduce my 2nd cousin Fernando Salazar he is my first cousin Raymond Salazar son he just found out a couple of day's ago he's Lipan Apache .I gave him the good news many many blessings to all
ISO artists/musicians/writers of any discipline to share works and wisdom via virtual workshops this Spring! Funded by the city of Austin! Please spread the word! =) THANKS!
Happy new year Family from Destiny Pearl Salgado
Hello, all. I am seeking a fellow female tribe member who is knowledgable and/or skilled in our traditional healing practices using plants and bodywork. I appreciate any and all information and help. Wishing you all well. GRANDE SPIRITO- MARCO CHIAVISTRELLI- a appassionate song for America's Indians whit a dramatic video-against the genocide! from Italy. ciao
Hello I recently found out I am 37% Lipan Apache. My Grandpa & Great Grandpa are Lipan Apache. I want to embrace my roots.
Lipan, Texas was named after the Lipan Apaches. The Lipan Apaches hunted here before the Palo Pinto/Granbury & Stephenville/Weatherford roads intersected.
Greetings from First Nations Australia
Gday Robert Soto...Danny here in Australia. I trust you arrived home safe from Europe.
Any word on if or when the Tribe might open enrollment?
#cityofmcallen proclamation
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