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February 6, 2002

Apache tribal amusements, manners, and customs as explained by Geronimo

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Source: As told by Geronimo, Public Domain Document

Apache celebrations

To celebrate each noted event a feast and dance would be given. Perhaps only our own people, perhaps neighboring tribes, would be invited.

These festivities usually lasted for about four days. By day we feasted, by night under the direction of some chief we danced.

The music for our dance was singing led by the warriors, and accompanied by beating the esadadedne (buck-skin-on-a-hoop). No words were sung–only the tones.

When the feasting and dancing were over we would have horse races, foot races, wrestling, jumping, and all sorts of games (gambling).

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