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Power: The Role Of Power In The Apache Culture

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The Apache community of the southwest culture area consists of nomadic peoples that have lived in the desert southwest for hundreds of years (Sage, 2016). Power, similar to the Netsilik and Lakota, plays a role in the daily lives and culture of the Apache. Anthropologist Keith Basso (1970) explains, that to the Apache, power is known and understood but it so complex that to talk about it would not provide satisfactory explanation (37). For the Apache this notion of power is similar to the Lakota’s, the Apache call the supernatural powers that are unexplainable godiyo. However, power for the Apache is not as communal as the Netsilik and the Lakota peoples. For the Apache, the majority does not have power but those that do have it can make use
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