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Lipan Apache tribal members gather in Presidio to celebrate historic land transfer

Standing among the graves in Presidio’s Cementerio del Barrio de los Lipanes, members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas met with Big Bend residents this weekend to mark a historic occasion. Some 200 years after Lipanes began buying their dead on what was then a peace settlement between Spanish settlers and the tribe’s Prairie Grass Band, the cemetery is now owned by the tribe.

 

Read more from Annie Rosenthal with Marfa Public Radio here.