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A Tribute to
Nancy McGown Minor

    The Tribe honors the memory of Nancy McGown Minor. We will forever be grateful for her selfless dedication and contributions
to the Tribe as our friend and tribe historian.
    Read Nancy's Books & other books we recommend-- Here

Buffalo Country

Nancy Minor Memorial

Tribal Museum/Center

Pablo Torres-Lipan Veteran's Society

Message on Covid-19

   We continue to urge our members to be prudent until there is a slow down to Covid19 infections. Please take this virus seriously; too many of our tribe members have been hospitalized and some have died of the disease.

   Please, stay indoors at home and, if you have to go out, be sure to
--wear your mask, covering
   both mouth & nose
   (even when socially
--wash your hands often,
--stay socially distant
   (6 to 12 ft), and
--when available for you,

   We need to use wisdom in our choices.

2021 Tribal Council Meetings & PowWow

  Mar 6...Spring Pow-Wow
      Closed to Public-Covid19
  Mar 13...Council Only
  May 1...Council Only
  Aug 7...Council Only
  Oct...Fall Pow-Wow
      Days/Time/Type TBD
  Dec 4...Council Only

Until further notice, Council meetings will be closed to the public due to Covid19 infections.

Tribal Council Guidelines for Public Input

Individuals desiring to make a comment at one of the Tribal Council meetings must follow a set of guidelines...
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   Please Let Us Know How COVID-19 has affected you and/or your Lipan family by answering our quick and secure Questionnaire...


Fall Pow Wow Oct 23-24
50th Annual Celebration
During Covid19 Pandemic

   Due to Covid19 restrictions, the tribe's Fall Pow Wow, Oct 23-24, was honored as a private not public celebration. To protect our people and the public from infections, a small gathering of dancers met during the two days, keeping social distance in dancer family bubbles and wearing masks.
   A 50th Annual Pow-wow tee shirt is for sale at the Tribe's Zazzle Store: Tribe's Pow-Wow Tees.
   The cost for the smaller pow-wow was covered locally and no tribe fundraising money was used. Instead, any 2020 Pow Wow money will be reserved for the 2021 Pow Wows.

2019 HCR 171 & SCR 61 Resolutions Tribe Recognition

   The 2019 Texas 86th Congress once again recognizes the Lipan Apache Tribe, this time with honors House Resolution 171 and the companion bill Senate Resolution 61. Each bill was signed by the House, Senate, and Governor Abbott.
   Thank you, Representatives V. Neave (Dallas), L. Pacheco (San Antonio), and A. Herrero (Corpus Christi); Senators R. West (Dallas) and J. Hinojosa (McAllen); and Gov. G. Abbott!
   Read these powerful resolutions:
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The Story of Kasetta & Jack

   The story of Kesetta and Jack reveals the personal suffering endured by Lipan families who were targeted, month after month, by troop commanders who had, just a decade earlier, fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War and....

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Tribal Council's Statement
on the Publication of the
The Lost Ones

   We are aware of Michaela MacColl's book, THE LOST ONES, and want to express our grave concern that, with this story, MacColl is violating our traditional ways by speaking of those who have passed on....
Read More Tribe's Statement

Council Notice on Native

   As a voting tribal member of 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....

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From Raquel Monday:

I urge all to PLEASE protect your rights to WHAT and with WHOM you share your precious oral history, family photos, and priceless artifacts....DO NOT BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF...Read "STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF"...

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The 2020 Badger Run
In A Pandemic Year

   In 2020, we were unable to open our annual pow wow to the public because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tribe agreed with the City of McAllen that it was not safe to do so for both of our annual pow wows, one in Spring (March) and the other in Fall (October). When the March pow wow was cancelled, activities including the Badger Run were resceduled to the Fall pow wow. Yet in October, with the virus still raging in McAllen and the rest of the state, the planned 50th year celebration continue but in a closed-to-the-public mini pow-wow with a small group of Lipan dancers. All participants followed safety guidelines with masks and social distancing.

Our four 2020 Badger runners also participated with modified runs but still celebrating the Badger and our long tradition of running. Learn more about the 2020 Badger Runners in a Pandemic Year...

Read More Badger Run

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Easy way to help: Learn how you can donate to the Lipan Apache Tribe when you buy stuff from
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To Order the
Lipan Apache Tribe's Flag

   The Lipan Apache Tribe's flag is made by TME Co., Inc., in Connecticut. You can now order the flag directly from our Flag maker by ....
Read More Tribe's Flag Order

Applying for Membership or Tribal ID Cards

On Membership Enrollment: Enrollment is currently closed for an indefinite period of time. Please do not ask for an enrollment application.

Only tribe members may apply for an ID card. In order to apply, you must have your assigned tribal identification number. To request an ID card application, email your name, ID number, current home address, and phone number to: . To request, instead, a free member certificate, email your name, ID number, current home address, and phone number to: .

The Tribe's linguist, David Gohre, has created a website that is dedicated to the revitalization of the Lipan Apache Language. Read about the History of the Lipan language and learn a few basic words and phrases....Cont'd

    Not the Band
Our Proclamation on Sacred Ceremonies clearly states that "We would like to make it known that The Lipan Apache Tribe which is also known as the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas is not in any way associated with or part of the organization the Lipan Apache Band of Texas....Cont'd

    Contact Info Updates
To Report a Change of Contact Information:

It is important that our members' contact information is up-to-date. If your name, E-mail, home address, or phone number changes; notify us by emailing your new information to . You may also call our Office phone number. Leave a call back phone number should you have to leave a message. Also, whether using email or phone, please identify yourself by using your full name and member ID number.


In 2010, Adriel Arocha and his parents won a significant legal victory which will affect all Native American school children in Texas. Adriel's victory is also a victory for the Lipan Apache Tribe, since it validates the fact that we are a legitimate American Indian tribe with members who practice traditional beliefs. We are very, very proud of Adriel, who stood up for his Lipan heritage and his rights as a Native American....Cont'd

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