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.


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

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  1. 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.


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

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