One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of an Apache people, formerly located in southern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona, and northern Mexico, now living primarily in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
- ‘That number has been reduced to around 600 members of full Chiricahua descendance today.’
- ‘Upon their surrender, Geronimo and over 300 of his fellow Chiricahuas were shipped to Fort Marion, Florida.’
- ‘Daklugie suffered all the ignominies heaped upon the Chiricahuas after they were exiled to Florida.’
- ‘In this way, Chiricahua women have served as safe-keepers of a heritage that is now endangered.’
- ‘This site was called ‘The Land of the Standing-Up Rocks’ by the Chiricahua Apaches.’
- ‘Captain Thomas Roberts led an advance detachment that clashed with the Chiricahuas on July 15-16, 1862.’
- ‘Among the Chiricahuas and the Western Apaches local groups comprised loose confederations called bands.’
- ‘In the 1980s about five hundred Chiricahua were living in Oklahoma and an indeterminate, but small number were living with Mescalero and Lipan Apache on the Mescalero Reservation.’
- ‘By 1883 the Chiricahuas referred to themselves as ‘Indeh’, or ‘The Dead’.’
- ‘For further information regarding the dealings of the Chiricahua with the Government, see Apache.’
- ‘Mexican troops killed two of Mangas's sons as well as other Chiricahuas, and these deaths had to be avenged.’
- ‘1890 - Crook, working for better treatment for the Chiricahuas, visited them at Mount Vernon, Alabama.’
- ‘The size of the award to the Chiricahuas nicely highlights the challenges associated with implementing the Act.’
- ‘Here, the true nature of the geology of the Chiricahuas is laid bare for visitors to observe and ponder.’
2The Athabaskan language of the Chiricahua.
- ‘Many of the stories appearing in this volume were recorded and transcribed in the Chiricahua language by Harry Hoijer, a noted linguist who studied southern Athapaskan languages.’
- ‘When I was in sheep camp, I listened closely and it seemed to me that it was talking the Chiricahua language.’
- ‘Only 300 people are still fluent in the Chiricahua language.’
Relating to the Chiricahua or their language.
- ‘Also they are reaching out to the non-Indian community to educate them about Chiricahua philosophy.’
- ‘In his context, modern Chiricahua settlement patterns now indicate a reassertion of traditional Chiricahua spatial patterns.’
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