Apache Indian Tribe Facts

The Southwest desert area including Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and even the northern tip of Mexico is considered home to the Apache Indians, also known as the Southwest American Indians. A small but very separate band of Plains Apache also resided in parts of Oklahoma and many still live there today. Today there are approximately 30,000 Apache tribe members living in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. They were nomadic Native Americans who relied heavily on hunting and gathering for survival in a desert region. Below are some key facts and important information on this tribe.