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FC: APACHE INDIANS | "Kids Edition" | by: Raven Moore, Hunter Jolley, Mychal Keels

1: TM & Copyright by Raven Moore, Hunter Jolley, and Mychal Keels. L.P. Roll All Rights Reserved. Published in the United States by CagleHouse Children Books, a division of Ouachita House Inc., MOnroe, Louisiana. Visit us on the web www.caglehouse.com/kids www.AIndians.com/tent

2: This book is based on true facts of the Apache Indians. These facts were found using various sources such as books and Internet websites. The people within the story were members of the Apache tribe, yet there identity has been changed to prevent them from harm and consequences of the tribe.

4: Once upon a time there were three young Indian girls. Ila, Lolotea, and Nitika. They were from the Apache Indian tribe. The Apache tribes can from the north to settle in the southwestern deserts. Some of the deserts include The Sonoran, the Great Basin, and Chihuachuan.

5: Ila and Lolotea were best friends, and stayed in Chihuachuan. Nitika was new to the tribe, her and her family stayed in the Sonoran desert.

6: After the animals in Nitika's village started to die her and her family were forced to move to Ila and Lolotea's village. Ila was thrilled to see new comers to the village especially because it was farming time. The women needed help gathering seeds and fruit. Ila and Nitika became very close friends during farming season.

7: Berries that were picked for food. (below) | Apache Indians farming.(above) | Nitika's father telling her to gather her things. (above)

8: A little later, after the apache indians suffered a bad harvest, Ila and Nitika heard one day that the tribe was going to war with a rival tribe for food. Ila and Nitika helped their fathers during war time by making bows and arrows for the fight. Also by cutting the hides of buffalo for shields.

10: After the war Lolotea's parents were severely injured and wouldn't be healed by hunting season. Ila's family offered to care for Lolotea's parents until they were well. Ila's house was a hut, like many Indians, mad of brush and hide. Over the weeks of hunting deer, buffalo, antelope and small games; Lolotea's parents still had not recovered. In fact they were getting worse every day from their injuries. Many of the village began preparing for the traditional burning.

12: If lolotea's parents died all of their possession, their home, and the house they were in would be burned. Every Indian knows that the dead didn't like the living so they burned their stuff to prevent their ghost. Also if her parents died Lolotea would have to leave the village and Ila. The girls knew that only one person in the entire village could save her parents... the shaman. At that time a shaman named Geronimo was visiting their village.

14: Before the girls left for the shaman Ila's mother stopped her and gave her a bowl (which was said to have magic properties) to offer the shaman. This bowl had been passed down from generation to generation and was the family's most prized possession. The girls beseeched the shaman to heal lolotea's parents with his mighty power. The girls offered him the bowl and told him the story of how her parents were injured. The shaman took pity upon the girls and after a quick incantation and told them to take the bowl.

16: He told the girls to dip the bowl in the river outside of the village and let both parents sip from the bowl. The girls went to the river right outside the village and ran home to give lolotea's parents the water. After they both sipped from the bowl her parents seemed to get better by the hour. When her parents finally awoken the apache tribe threw the shaman a grand celebration.

18: The tribe thanked their grand creator Naiyenesgani for the couples good health. The two girls were then the best of friends and they have always carried the magic bowl as a symbol of their friendship. | The End

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