Women of the Apache Nation

Women of the Apache Nation

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This study is based on interviews with Chiriccahua Apache women who emphasize the importance of ritual storytelling in preserving their culture. Ceremonies such as the puberty ritual - still practised today - are described, and stories are told of women warrior ancestors. Although many books chronicle the Apache tribes, this study concentrates on the women.This young woman acknowledged several others, all of whom have represented the tribe as Princesses. Many wore beaded tiaras and their beautiful buckskin puberty dresses. Next, a group of women climbed on stage and sang a few of the anbsp;...

Title:Women of the Apache Nation
Author:H. Henrietta Stockel
Publisher:University of Nevada Press - 1993-08-01


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