White Mountain Apache Tribe

White Mountain Apache. Formerly the Sierra Blanca Apache, a part of the Coyoteros, so called on account of their mountain home. The name is now applied to all the Apache under Ft Apache agency, Arizona, consisting of Arivaipa, Tsiltaden or Chilion, Chiricahua, Coyotero, Mimbreño, and Mogollon. In 1910 they numbered 2,269. Capt. Bourke in 1881-82 obtained at Fort Apache and San Carlos agencies the following names of bands or clans:

  • Akonye
  • Chilchadilkloge
  • Chiltneyadnaye
  • Destchin
  • Gontiel
  • Indelchidnti
  • Inoschuhochen
  • Iyaaye
  • Kaihatin
  • Kaynaguntl
  • Kiyahani
  • Klokadakaydn
  • Mayndeshkish
  • Natatladiltin
  • Natootzuzn
  • Peiltzun
  • Satchin
  • Tizsessenaye
  • Tseskadin
  • Tuakay
  • Tudisishn
  • Tushtun
  • Tutonashkisd
  • Tutzone
  • Tzaedelkay
  • Tzebinaste
  • Tzecheschinne
  • Tzetseskadn
  • Tzintzilchutzikadn
  • Tziseketzillan
  • Tzlanapah
  • Tzolgan
  • Yachin
  • Yagoyekaydn

There are also the foreign clans Tzekinne and Nakaydi, partly Piman.

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

4 thoughts on “White Mountain Apache Tribe”

  1. I’m searching for the Native American names of a mother and father and their daughter. The parents were Apache Warm Springs, Chiricahua Indians who were killed in a raid at Fort Apache circa 1877; their 4-5 yr old girl was badly burned but was treated successfully by the U.S. Army post surgeon, Lt. Walter Reed. Called Susie, she was “adopted” by Reeds and stayed with the Reed family for 12-15 yrs a “servant” (according to 1879-80 Census) and a nanny for Reed’s two children. My question: Is there a Native American census or other source from that time that would have included the real Indian names of “Susie” and her parents? The book by Alicia Delgadillo: A documentary history of Chiricahua Apache Prisoners of War, 1886-1913, mentions “Susie” but not the Apache names or her or her parents. Susie’s died of TB at Carlisle Indian School in 1895, age circa 22-24 yrs. Finally does a genetic genealogy program for Native Americans exist in the U.S.?

    1. Hi Stephen, census for the Warm Springs Agency did not start until 1886. I doubt that there is any specific knowledge of whom the parents were unless it appeared in print in newspapers at the time.

  2. My father was of Indian decent. Apache whitemountain and my my mother of Mexican decent. How do get clairification to this This was all we were told they have since past on Could you pls help me in this great issue.

  3. My mother says myface is of a white river Apache woman. She says there is Apache blood in us. However due to estrangement i have no real family history…so i dont knowhow to find out our possible Apache heritage. How can i find out if theres Apache in my bloodline?
    Thank you for any information.

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