The main purpose of the Tribe's Cemetery Assoication is to maintain, restore, and preserve our Tribe's historic cemeteries in the state of Texas. Further, this association will work to aquire for the Tribe the legal title to the physical property of such cemeteries or burial grounds.
The list below is not meant to represent all burial grounds of the Lipan Apache Tribe.
|Dec 2022||Start of the wall construction is delayed until 2023. Read Current Update|
|Dec 2021||The Lipan Apache Tribe partner with Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) on a project to construct a protective wall for the cemetery. BBCA determines that they will raise 75% of the necessary funds for the construction and the Tribe will raise the remaining 25%. BBCA estimates the cost for the project to be $120,000 and develops a timeline for the wall construction and its completion. Fundraising for the 120K takes place between January 2022 and the end of May 2022.|
|Nov 2, 2021||The City of Presidio, TX, and County of Presidio donate El Cementerio de los Lipanes to the Lipan Apache Tribe (of Texas). Presidio Mayor John Ferguson and Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara sign the deed over to the Tribe, confirming the donation of the sacred site to the Tribe. Read More|
|Feb 25, 2017||Local Presidio leaders and the Lipan Apache Tribe (of Texas) hold a ceremony to publically recognize El Cementerio de los Lipanes' historical and cultural significance in the community and to acknowledge the need to build a protective fence around the site. Read More|
|Aug 19, 2015||El Cemeterio de los Lipanes, a historic Lipan burial site that was designated a State Archeological Landmark in 2014, still stands unprotected and at risk of being overrun by encroaching urbanization. Read More|
|Nov 2014||Locally known as El Cemeterio de los Lipanes or El Cementerio del Barrio de los Lipanes, the remaining small portion of a Lipan Apache burial ground believed to have originated in the Protohistoric or Early Historic period is designated a State Archeologicl Landmark (SAL). Read More|