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Lipan Apache Traditional Cache

Hidden : 05/09/2023
2.5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is located just off the trail at the Onion Creek overlook trail in Arrowhead Ranch in Dripping Springs. This beautiful overlook in the Texas Hill Country was once home to the Lipan Apache. Enjoy a stroll around the hiking trail and look for arrowheads along the way! Arrowhead Ranch is a gated community and the gates are open from 6am-7pm.

The Lipan Apaches lived close to nature and hunted for food and skins for clothing. They used plants for food and medicine. The Lipan Apaches were deeply spiritual and regarded the natural world with great respect.

Lipan Apaches lived in teepees made of buffalo hides in cold weather and shelters called wickiups which were made of sticks and branches in warmer weather. Everything that they used in their daily life had to be light and easy to transport as they roamed the hills. The Lipan Apaches were skillful warriors and expert hunters and trappers. Their clothing was made of leather decorated with beadwork.

By the end of the 1800s, the way of life that the Lipan Apache had lived for hundreds of years was forced to come to an end by the increasing number of incoming settlers. The Lipan Apache were pushed west and finally moved into the Mescalero Reservation in New Mexico.

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