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  • Chevato Chapter 4 Page 62
    Home Page Community Page First Page Previous Page Home Page Community Page First Page Previous Page

    Original URL path: http://www.lipanapache.org/Literature/ChevatoChapter40018.html (2016-02-09)
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  • The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas: A Memorial to Nancy McGowan Minor, Lipan Apache Tribe's Historian
    and logic on all of that guiding our true selves out of the darkness by re connecting us to our roots For this and for so much more the N de will be forever grateful to our Blood sister Smiling Rain In the past so many took from us our lives our ways our language and our lands but Smiling Rain was on a mission she loved the Lipan and through her tireless selfless efforts she tried to bring it all back Perhaps history will be re written as it should ve been words spoken by Smiling Rain and the N de will be acknowledged as a fully fledged Texas Tribe but only the passing of the seasons will tell But through Creator s gift of Smiling Rain on the N de there are now books that tell our story and shed light on who we were and are today a People no longer considered extinct Despite the sadness and injustices of the past we are a Blessed tribe We are the only free roaming Apache in the U S We still know no borders or limitations We are free to come and go Like Chairman Barcena pointed out Our people went through the Fire and came out Refined Smiling Rain insured that others would know about the N de through the books that she wrote Chevato Turning Adversity to Advantage and The Light Gray People Because of Smiling Rain the Grandfathers and the Blood spoke loud until it was heard and the very State that once turned against the N de now recognizes Us as a People We must not tire in our walk or allow the flame to die within Us or among Us because our beloved Smiling Rain is now shining in the heavens and not physically

    Original URL path: http://www.lipanapache.org/NM/Remembrance.html (2016-02-09)
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  • The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas: A Poem Creator's Call: Tribute to Nancy McGowan Minor, Lipan Apache Tribe's Historian
    keep her here with us For her mission here was done And we must heed Creator s Call With the rising of the sun Her light will shine forever bright In the heavens in the skies And when we chance to catch a glimpse Of a bright yet twinkling star We ll know that she is smiling down and Winking back at us With that smile and twinkle in her

    Original URL path: http://www.lipanapache.org/NM/CreatorsCall.html (2016-02-09)
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  • The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas: A Memorial to Nancy McGowan Minor, Lipan Apache Tribe's Historian
    her Well you sure have the heart and spirit of one This is how much respect I and many others had for her She was there for myself and others through thick and thin I will always be grateful honored and privileged to have had her in my life Nancy knew much about my family when I first started to talk with her I was a bit surprised soon I felt I could tell her anything Oh but don t get her started if there was negativity of any kind towards the Lipan as well as any other Indian Nation she would definitely give them a piece of her mind TEXAS style After her final rest here we won t speak about Nancy too much It is only out of respect for those that have passed on to the next life It is the Indian way Although it will be quite hard not too mention her she was very much involved with our Community and was a big part of the many accomplishments we had especially the beginning process of our Federal Recognition We will do our best though in the most respectful way I will remember the talks the

    Original URL path: http://www.lipanapache.org/NM/Letter.html (2016-02-09)
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  • The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas: A Memorial to Nancy McGowan Minor, Lipan Apache Tribe's Historian
    carry the memories of a voice a gentle voice of one who was eager to admit she did not know it all but was willing to research or ask those who knew the answer in order to make sure their answers were met So we seek to look for closure of a person who was placed before us as a servant sent to us by God the Creator A servant who God knew we needed and whose wisdom and understanding of who we are as Lipan Apaches was deep For me I will just miss that friendly voice on the other side of the phone each time I needed advice or prayer or direction I met with her many times and am grateful for being able to know her so well So I stand between her death and those who are seeking for some kind of comfort or word of encouragement I guess as I talked today I couldn t help but think of a verse given by Paul He wrote Therefore encourage each other with these words What words did Paul want us to encourage each other with They were of our faith For he said We believe that

    Original URL path: http://www.lipanapache.org/NM/Encourage.html (2016-02-09)
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  • The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas: A Memorial to Nancy McGowan Minor, Lipan Apache Tribe's Historian
    as you spread your love upon us all The wings of an eagle spread out for all to see as a wonderful sister joined the creator s house for the day had come to be at rest Much was needed to get done he said Enough I need you more She left with smiles on her face without a question she join her Lord God Creator of heaven and earth She touched our family with the love that no conditions were placed or keys could lock She encouraged my young grand children and inspired them without a thought As one of mine a young girl stands before her resting place and said to her Thank you my dearest Auntie Thank you for telling me to be an anthropologist for my people As young as I was then my happy heart is jumping now as the week before you passed away I told you that upon my gradutation I would go to college in Corpus to study Anthropology as you advised Your voice of joy and cheers of happiness you gave to me as you said too YOU SEE YOU SEE YOUR POTENTIAL IS GREAT AND YOU WILL BE SO GREAT I Christy Cruz will never forget that you told me I could do anything Thank you so much my dearest Auntie You are never far away my dearest sister and friend You are never far Now I know that upon your arrival in heaven you sat with The Greatest Shepard and said to him O K My Lord take a 10 minute coffee break I will tend to your sheep This is how I see our sister Nancy tending to her people the Lipan Apache tribe of Texas Never leaving us unattended she is a guardian Angel for us now

    Original URL path: http://www.lipanapache.org/NM/SisterandFriend.html (2016-02-09)
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  • The Lipan Apache Tribe: American Indian Heritage Day in Texas 2014
    AIHD of Texas September 27 2014 Click Here for Flyer PDF To Sorrels AIHD Page Copyright Home Contact Us Donate Webmaster Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas P O Box 5218

    Original URL path: http://www.lipanapache.org/AIHD/2014Flyer.html (2016-02-09)
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  • The Lipan Apache Tribe: American Indian Heritage Day in Texas 2014
    AIHD of Texas September 27 2014 Click Here for Flyer PDF To Sorrels AIHD Page Copyright Home Contact Us Donate Webmaster Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas P O Box 5218

    Original URL path: http://www.lipanapache.org/AIHD/AIHD-year2.html (2016-02-09)
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