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    Western Apache Culture The Western Apache tribe from, central Arizona area of the Fort Apache Indian Reservations as it is known today, through Basso’s studies seemed like a reserve and caring group. Deshchíí' Bikǫ is an Apache place name that mean red-banded canyon, this is the area in which they that is considered a big part of Arizona today. Their language known as Cibecue was derived from a Spanish dialect which was Basso’s focus. With the use of ethnographic techniques and linguistic anthropology he grasp the inside observation of their cultural standards, language and landscape itself to understand reason, values, acknowledgement, meaning and perspective towards their place and sacred space. They went out of their way to understand…

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    created by the White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) Suicide Surveillance and Prevention System to increase community awareness of adolescent suicide; the master’s prepared nurse will develop a coalition of stakeholders to develop a similar plan to engage the community. Opportunities include developing public service announcements (PSA) and organizing two walkathons per year. Coordinating a community health fair that provides education regarding the importance of nutrition and exercise, as it…

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    marker of aging (Markstrom, 1). Puberty is a time in a young woman’s life that is encompassed by insecurity, awkwardness, judgment, and for some, pride. The Apache Tribe has a different approach to girls reaching puberty. The tribes, in Arizona and New Mexico, celebrate their members’ entrances into womanhood with a ceremony lasting several days and nights and filled with other members of the tribe singing, dancing, and praying (Yupanqui). It is believed…

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    1) It was the morning of Wednesday, November 5, 1975. To us, the seven men working in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, it was an ordinary workday. The group saw a strange light off in the distance thinking it was a forest fire. Travis got out of Mike’s Truck and basically got abducted by aliens. Mike and the rest of the crew drove off. Travis had been missing for about eight days before they found him at a nearby gas station with a payphone. He didn’t like to be touched nor did he really…

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    Apache Culture

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    The Cibecue Apache community of speakers is a group of Western Apaches who live in a relatively isolated area of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. Although the modern Anglo-American world has increasingly encroached on the small settlement, much of the ancestral Apache culture, traditions, and beliefs remain a tangible part of daily life in Cibecue. Indeed, as Basso (1979) states, “most Western Apaches remain on the fringe of national American society, maintaining there with full…

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    extinction of many tribes and their cultures. Some, however, were lucky enough to survive and continue their legacy. One such tribe was the Apache. Their name is believed to come from a Zuni word meaning enemy, and to the white men they were the enemy. “Although few in number… their reputation as tenacious defenders of their harsh and pitiless land was already well established,” (“Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, 11, Dee Brown). After many trials…

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    The Apache Indians are from the Apache Native American tribe. Originally, they lived in the Gran Apacheria, a territory that spread from western Arizona to eastern Texas and from southern Colorado to southern Mexico. The Apache tribe were one of the Native tribes in southern-western U.S. that came in contact with the first settlers. Today, over fifty thousand Apache Indians live in reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The term “apache” came from the spanish, which means “enemy”.…

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    Basso’s ethnography focuses heavily on sense of place in the Apache community. He discusses place-names and its role in their culture; while names of locations are used for convenience to most people, the Western Apache have a unique relationship with their landscape. His first chapter is an introduction to this concept; the second and third provide a deeper look into the significance of certain locations and the stories they tell, such as the effect that the mere mention of a place-name can…

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    represent a nature spirit or some kind of demi-god. These rituals, like most others, included chanting, music, dancing, and very decorative costumes. What are some of the things they made? Anasazi people made various helpful items in their daily lives. The Anasazi Indians used tools, such as arrows and baskets, to help with hunting and for storage space. These people made gorgeous baskets using the yucca plant or the bendable wet willow plant that were both strong and bendable. These beautiful…

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    Perhaps, unlike Tohono O’odham people because of the good environment, the leaders and the clan members of Navajo tribe had been focusing on the clan atmosphere and on reinforcing their tribe. The nature allowed them to be more mobile, “The mountain homelands of the Tonto, White Mountain and San Carlos Apaches range from desert ridges to forest-covered peaks.” From February to June, after the harvesting season, men of the tribe used to go hunting and raiding to others land. In the meantime,…

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