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The Chiricahua are an Athapaskan-speaking Native American group whose traditional homeland was located in present-day southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, southwestern Texas, and northern Mexico. Originally nomadic, the Chiricahua subsistence pattern was based on hunting and the gathering of wild food plants, with only a minor amount of agriculture being practiced. During the second half of the nineteenth century the Chiricahua were forced onto reservations and other restricted sites on the Arizona-New Mexico border, then in Florida and Alabama, and finally in Oklahoma and south-central New Mexico. The Chiricahua were traditionally divided into from three to five bands, each made up of ten to thirty extended families.
- North America
- Southwest and Basin
- United States