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This long overdue exploration of the lives of Apache women is based on years of research, dozens of interviews and informed by personal friendships. Women of the Apache nation sheds light on some of the mysteries surrounding traditional and contemporary Chiricahua Apache culture. Each of the women interviewed emphasizes the importance of storytelling and ritual in preserving Apache heritage. Ceremonies, such as the puberty rites that prepare an Apache maiden for womanhood, are still practised today.