MAS 100-005

MAS 100-005 - History of The Lipan Apache For...

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History of The Lipan Apache For eleven-thousand years, the Apache or, Nde Buffalo Hunters have occupied the continent of North America. This is a fact based on linguistic, archeological, and historical evidence. The Lipan Apache Creation Story states that the origin of their people is to the far north. However, there is another oral tradition in New Mexico stating the true origin lies in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Chihuahua. Athabaskan is the root language used by the Apache. It is named after Lake Athabasca, a lake located in Canada; this is where the language originated. Today there are dialects of the Athabaskan language that are spoken in Alaska and Canada, this includes the Yukon and the Northwest territories. Today, it is the official language used in certain Canadian territories. As the language spread south onto the Great Plains and into Mexico, the Apache (Nde) and the Navajo (Dne) developed a unique southern Athabaskan language (also known as Apachean). This language is spoken throughout Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New
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