The Apache would not farm because they would move around so they could raid neighboring tribes. The Apache men gathered food and hunted animals. The Apache men from age ten were trained for combat. An Apache boy needed to run to the top of a mountain before the sun rose to stay fit enough to pass into manhood. The Apache women prepared food. Women gathered acorns, picked pivons or barbecue mesal and corn. The women also went up into the mountains to gather wood. Women also made baskets like the burden basket.
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