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The Yavapai-Apache People

Yavapai-Apache Nation: Apache and Yavapai

Two Apache women cooking a meal over a camp fire during the late 1800s.

The Yavapai-Apache people are two distinct tribes with 2 different languages and customs. However, due to the social systems of the 2 groups, certain families have evolved where both customs have been accepted into the family.
The culture center has the responsibility of teaching the respective languages to all members of the Nation.
In this respect, the Yavapai-Apache Nation is a very unique Indian nation.

The Yavapai people have their own songs, stories and language lessons program at the culture center.

Shared cultures also is part of the Yavapai-Apache people. Each year a coming-out ceremony is held for a female teen and is blessed by an Apache medicine man. Both, the Yavapai and the Apache community come together to support each other’s families during the 4 day ceremony.

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