About Our Treaties

As invaders from the Old World and their subsequent settling population entered Lipan Apache territory in the Americas, the Lipan Apache people and other American Indian tribes negotiated many treaties with the various encroaching governments/populations. In the 1700s and 1800s, the Lipan Apaches negotiated treaties with Spain, Mexico, the Adelsverein (German Nobility Society), the Republic of Texas, and the U.S. government. Our people were strong defenders of our families, but we also wanted to live in peace within our traditional territory.