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SOMETHING TO REMEMBER OF THE BY-GONEs
The Apache Tribe This tribe is the real tribe of the Apaches. There are some, of course branches of Apaches in states, such as the viescalero or Jicarilla Apabhes which are found in the State of New Mexico. The reputation of Geronimo is re flected often on this tribe. Those who hear of an Apache think they are all like Geronimo, but they are mis taken. This tribe fought against Ger onimo. At times unpleasant things happen on the reservation, as they do elsewhere, but that does not give reason enough to reflect Geronimo*s reputation on the tribe. Their chief occupation is stock raising, mostly cattle raising. A lit tle farming is being done. Old Indians as well as young folks still hold the old custom of gathering food on the mountains such as acorns, berries, walnuts and various other things. Like in other tribes medicine men do their stunts, sometimes sinking and beating the tom-tom all night long over the sick. They also, stage all kinds of Indian dances, the devil dance and sunrise ceremony being the most popular of all. Their custom of olden time is still carrie d on as to their clothing and dwelling places. Although the govern ment built some houses for them, yet many use them for storage houses. They are so fond of tepees that they would much rather live in them. When a member of the family passes away, the tepee and all his belonging are burnt. Old folks of course are still superstitious in many things. When a young couple is married you hear no wedding bells, nor is there any entertainment. However the parents or relatives of the couple exchange goods like food, blankets, money, houses, saddles, etc. Within the tepee you will notice a bed on the ground and some boxes or group of boxes formed like a cabinet here food, cooking and eating utensils are kept. They eat three meals a day. A canvas is spread, and the food is placed on it ready to be eaten and then the world's greatest indoor sport takes place. When they are finished the dishes go back to their places clean. Their means of transportation is on foot, horses and few in cars. Horses are much used going after acorns on the mountains during the summer months. Quite a number of the younger Ind ians are seen among the group also. And now I want to say to the young people who are attending school else where, as well as young folks around or throughout the reservation, if you haven't turned to Christ's teaching do so now before it's too late. If you cannot do anything else at least 2 teach your little ones so they will hear of Christ and His teachings. This completes my article and wish all Scout readers God's blessing. Thank you. Clarence Wesley, Graduate of Albuquerque Indian School (Re-copied from Lutheran Church's Apache Scout - March 1933.) SAN CARLOS VETERANS COMING HOME - 1945 During the last several months re latives, friends and missionaries were happy and thankful to the Lord to be able to welcome home the following servicemen, who returned to San Carlos from distant battlefields in Europe and the Pacific P Back from Europe, from Germany and Italy are: The Privites First Class Guy Dill a Roger R. Dickson, John L. Dawson, Thomas K. Dude, Richard Galsun, Hockin Hinton, Erick Hopkins, David Kinney t Kelly May, Andy Norman, Stanton Norman, and Seaman l/e Clyde N. Victor. Back from the Pacific, from Luzon of the Philippines, and from campaigns or other islands are: Sergeants Ralph Dude, Harding Haoz ous, Privates First Class Alex. Hosay, Sam Pechuli, Henrjr Thorne, Teddy Up shaw, Seaman l/c Virgil Char les H. Victor, Ernest L. Victor is back from the Pacific Coast from the C.B. Camp at Ft. Hueneme. And Sgt. Fred Phillips is back from Military Police Duty at Camp Blanding, Fla., who with six others, above named, was honorably discharged. Others are about to get their discharges soon, CONGRATULATIONS, SAN CARLOS APACHES.' The San Carlos Apaches received from 'Washington, D. C., a photograph of a naval officer congratulating the tribe for its efforts in war bonds. It reads something like this: "Con gratulating the San Carlos Apaches that tops all other tribes in the country in buying war bonds." SOMETHING TO R MBEMBER OF THE BY-GONES WILL BE PUBLISHED MONTHLY UNTIL WE out RUN/OF NEWS OF THE 30's AND THE WORLD WAR 11. LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT MONTH ISSUE, AS THERE WILL BE MORE NEWS OF THE BY-GONES, DON'T WEEP WHEN YOU READ THE NEWS OF THE PAST, OR YOUR EYES MIGHT GET VET...