Encyclopedia > Apache

  Article Content

Apache

The Apache are a tribe of Native Americans, aboriginal inhabitants of North America, who speak the Athabascan language Apache. The Apache people migrated from the Northern Plains into the Southwest relatively recently. Noted leaders have included Cochise[?], Mangas Colorado[?], and Geronimo. The U.S. Army found them to be fierce warriors and skillful strategists.

The major Apache groups include the Jicarilla[?] and Mescalero[?] of New Mexico and the Western Apache of Arizona. The Chiricahua Apache were removed from their reservation in 1876 and sent to prison in 1886. Subsequently, some Chiricahua relocated to Oklahoma and some joined the Mescalero Apache.

Some Apache live on or near the Camp Verde Yavapai-Apache Reservation southwest of Flagstaff, Arizona which they share with the Yavapai. There is a visitor center in Camp Verde, Arizona and at the end of February an Exodus Days celebration with an historic re-enactment and a pow wow.

The Tonto Apache Reservation was created in 1972 near Payson in southeastern Arizona. Within the Tonto National Forest about halfway between Tucson and Pheonix it consists of 85 acres and serves about 100 tribal members. The tribe operates a casino.


The Apache server is the world's most successful web server software which is maintained by the Apache Software Foundation.


The AH-64 Apache is an attack helicopter used by the US Army and other armed forces.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
List of hip hop albums, inclusive

... 62 (http://www.epinions.com/content_2238554244), 70 ...