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My Native American Culture (Part 1)

Chiricahua Apache is a Native American Indian Culture. I am part of this amazing culture. This is an interesting culture that is very different and unique from American culture today.

 

Clothing

Chiricahua Apache people’s clothing were much different than what Americans wear today. Ladies and young girls wore a lot of leather.  The leather was either buffalo or deer skin. Many people now  wear leather but not as much as what the Chiricahua Apache people wore. The ladies also wore many beads or shells.

Earings Made Out Of Bones And Other Parts Of An Animal

Earrings Made Out Of Bones And Other Parts Of An Animal

They used beads and shells for jewelry. Many people these days do still wear beads and shells but, that is the only kind of jewelry they had. Men and women also wore earrings.  The earrings they wore were made out of either shells, beads, or even animal bones. The women made skirts out of buffalo and deer skin and cut them to look like fringe. On the other hand, the men wore different clothes than the ladies. Men made shirts out of buffalo or deer skin. The men also made pants out of leather. Leather these days is very expensive, but the Chiricahua Apache people did not have to pay a penny for it because they made it from the animals they hunted. Both women and men wore many many colors. Sometimes the color on their outfits meant something to the tribe or sometimes they just liked the color. All of the Chiricahua Apache people dressed very proper.

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Apache Men Clothing

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Apache Woman Clothing

 

Writing

The Chiricahua Apache people did not use the same writing as us people today. Chiricahua Apache people used symbols as writing. Only they knew and understood their symbols. They did not know how to read and write like us. They also did not go to schools to learn. Chiricahua Apache kids were taught by elders, such as their grandparents and parents.

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Apache Writing

 

Pictures:

http://nativeamericanspictures.com/Apache-Indian-Names.php

http://indianspictures.blogspot.com/2014/02/apache-indian-women-photo-gallery.html

http://quoteko.com/native-american-indian-symbols/media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com*236x*f2*c0*11*f2c0117844abc579118ef204adbdb314.jpg/

Sources:

Linda Brown (Grandmother) – Rita Montes (Great Great Grandmother) – Piedad Montes  (3rd Great Grandmother)

 

TO BE CONTINUED…

By: Kameron McMillion

An Aurora, Colorado native, 11-year-old Kameron McMillion is older sister to Koryn, age 7, and Kai, age 3. Even at these young ages, the girls have traveled to many places, including Hawaii and Mexico, and have experienced numerous cultures. As a new student two weeks into her Fifth grade school year, Kameron campaigned and won a position as a Student Council Class Representative. She sadly lost a subsequent bid for Student Council President, but so impressed her peers and teachers that they created a position and elected her the school's first Technology Officer. Kameron is now going in to the 6th grade. Already a veteran at achieving large goals, Kameron recently was featured in a commercial for Saving Pandas, a new app that helps spread awareness about conservation with each download. She also serves as spokesperson for Singapore’s “Saving Pandas.” Kameron often pays tribute to her amazing parents, Tommy and Kara McMillion. Her father is a music producer, photographer, and owns a marketing company called the meme agency. Kameron’s mother is the McMillion household’s V.P. of Domestic Solitude and the glue that holds the family together. Kameron’s grandmother, affectionately called "Leya," lives in the basement. Kameron hopes her column will educate people about different cultures and feels that everyone should remember, “different isn't bad; it is just different and our differences are what make cultures unique.”