Lipan Apache Band of Texas
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Cuelgas de Castro was a Lipan Apache that was chosen to lead the Apaches and as time went on other Apache leaders such as, Juan and Ramon Castro, were asked for their assistance in protection from unlawful settlers or other warring Indians that had been displaced by the United States government in the east. more…

Indigenous American Art

Lipan Traditional Art

While our way or life may have been lost to some of us the power of imagination and deep down traits that we were born with, inherited form our decedents still have a strong hold on us. The truth of who we were as a people was hidden from many of our families for fear of being killed. Our parents were raised by our grandparents as Mexicans or in some cases as Caucasian in a very strict way.  Our parents continued to maintain anonymity and our traditions were kept subdued, thereby securing our survival.  Our elders knew of our heritage, but for the time survival was more important.  Many of the Lipan children did not know of their true heritage and yet somehow it came out in other ways of who they truly were. For some, traditional art brought out unknowingly, their true heritage of who they were. Some would draw, paint or sculpt others would make things that had a strong Lipan Indian heritage, when at the time of the artwork they were thought to be some other race. Here you will find just a few of our Lipan Apache member’s traditional artwork.
Lipan Apache Band of Texas
Lipan Apache Band
© Copyright (C) 2011-2016 Lipan Apache Band of Texas, All Rights Reserved for Terms and Conditions click here.
Spanish Missionaries gave Lipan Apache Band Chief Cuelga the name Cuelga de Castro.

Indigenous American Art

Lipan Traditional Art

While our way or life may have been lost to some of us the power of imagination and deep down traits that we were born with, inherited form our decedents still have a strong hold on us. The truth of who we were as a people was hidden from many of our families for fear of being killed. Our parents were raised by our grandparents as Mexicans or in some cases as Caucasian in a very strict way.  Our parents continued to maintain anonymity and our traditions were kept subdued, thereby securing our survival.  Our elders knew of our heritage, but for the time survival was more important.  Many of the Lipan children did not know of their true heritage and yet somehow it came out in other ways of who they truly were. For some, traditional art brought out unknowingly, their true heritage of who they were. Some would draw, paint or sculpt others would make things that had a strong Lipan Indian heritage, when at the time of the artwork they were thought to be some other race. Here you will find just a few of our Lipan Apache member’s traditional artwork.