Produced by the students of John F Kennedy Day School, Cedar Creek, Arizona

White Mountain Apache Tribe is located in the east central region of Arizona, 194 miles northeast of Phoenix. Located on the Apache, Gila and Navajo Counties, the White Mountain Apaches reside on 1.6 million acres at its ancestral homeland on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

The White Mountain Apache are the direct descendants of the original tribes that lived in this area. The people were once nomadic, however, they now occupy permanent dwellings and depend on livestock, agriculture, tourism and various tribal enterprises for their livelihood.

White Mountain Apaches hold dearly to their traditions–from their strong beliefs, the long free-handing shirt (adopted in 1870), to the Crown Dance and basketry.

The Tribe has over 12,000 members located on nine major reservation communities. Whiteriver, the capital, is the largest community with over 2,500 residents. The topography ranges from 11,000 feet to 3, 000 feet at the Salt River Canyon with its Pre-Cambrian history. (Source)

"We believe that we come from the Earth, and that we belong to the earth. Our beautiful home was given to us by our creator. Which is rich in tradition, resources, wildlife, and outdoor recreation." White Mountain Apache


Responses to ""The Way of The White Mountain Apache" Told By Apache Students (VIDEO) "

  1. Anonymous says:

    So nice to hear to hear the thoughts and aspirations of these young people. I believe that they can overcome anything! :)

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    all wisdom strength and power belongs to you

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