I am 62% Indian and I cant find out what apache tribe I belong to. My grandfather last name is Guerrero. can anyone help me
I don't know of any apache called Guerrero. As you know, guerrero means warrior in Spanish which in the case does not give us any hint at all.. If I was you I would start looking for information about your grand grandpa in Ciudad Guerrero which is a district of Chihuahua since 1859, maybe the name comes from that place. It is more a Tarahumaran land but I know that Cap. Mauricio Corredor who was a tarahumaran Indian, pursued chief Juh and Jerónimo in their raids there. Also Luis Terrazas recruited tarahumaras to capture them when they assaulted a mining camp in Dolores (Guerrero) in 1882. He even gave a bounty for every apache captured, which means that they did move around that place.
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What’s up brothers I am trying to find out where my family where at like what reservation my Grandfather told me that his father was Apache and he was born in Chihuahua And my grandfather told me that his grandmother but talk about Geronimo and that his grandfather was killed by Mexicans but my mom told me that my great grandfather’s sister told other family that we were Tarahumara Indians but I believe my grandfather that we are Apache I have a family tree so I’m going to try to find out about my family history.
Post by David Carrasco on Jul 28, 2019 11:52:45 GMT -5
My father was born in the late 1800's and based family information no one knew which Native Tribe he was from and or associated with. All I know based on my DNA findings is that he was in the Eastern Jalisco, Aquascalientes and Western Guanajuato Mexico. While alive he also mentioned the town Chihuahua. As a child I recall a conversation that took place between him and my uncle where my uncle said that they were "Apache". I am finding it hard to confirm if they were Apache and but strongly I believe they are from the Chiracahua Clan.
Post by Mitakuye Oyasin on Aug 2, 2019 21:27:22 GMT -5
The information I received from the museum was he was identified as an Apache, however the web shares that he was a Sioux. I continue to ask my family that were born and lived on the rez. Currently Chief Michael Joseph Thunderface has memorabilia at the museum in Los Angeles, it was donated by my uncle blue bird and aunt Dina
We must be related because I'm trying to find the same information as well. I'm looking for more about chief Thunder face and Grandma Bluebird I understand there was a museum and he was apart of the Apache tribe. My family had a reunion and had their faces on the shirt. Oh was it a big loving family. Any information will help!
A matriarch of my family lived most of her childhood in the 1880s as a slave/servant at the hacienda of a Mexican family near the city of Chihuahua, Mexico. She was recognized as one amongst numerous Apache (often referred to as "india salvaje" "niña salvaje" or "niña matagente" by Mexicans) children (mostly girls) taken captive after battles between the Mexican military and Apache warriors. She was given the name Romalia by the Catholic Church and just prior to her being married in 1894. I am trying to figure out what band of Apache she might have derived from. It makes sense that she was of the Nednhi band considering their large numeric presence in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The dates, however, also suggest that she might have been of another Chiricahua band, one of numerous women and girls who were taken captive after battles such as that at Tres Castillos in 1880. Can anyone recommend any sources that might be useful for my research? Moreover, is there much of a Nednhi presence at any of the Apache "reservations" in the U.S.? It's astonishing to me how traces of the Nednhi are so difficult to locate either in the U.S. or in Mexico.