H.C.R. No. 171
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas is the present-day
  incarnation of a proud people who have lived in Texas and northern
  Mexico for more than 300 years; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches have entered into treaties,
  alliances, and pledges of friendship with the governments of Spain,
  Mexico, the German Confederation, and the United States; President
  Sam Houston and the Republic of Texas formally acknowledged a
  friendship with the Lipan Apaches through the Treaty of Live Oak
  Point in 1838; and
         WHEREAS, Today, the Lipan Apache Tribe is represented by a
  tribal government with a constitution and bylaws, and the tribe is a
  voting member of the National Congress of American Indians; the
  eagle remains sacred to the tribe, and the U.S. Department of the
  Interior has acknowledged the religious and legal rights of more
  than 200 tribal members to use eagle feathers in their ceremonial
  practices; and
         WHEREAS, Lipan Apaches have faithfully served in the armed
  forces of the United States during World War I, World War II, the
  Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
  as well as in other deployments; moreover, tribe member Frank Leota
  of San Antonio has risen to the prestigious post of command sergeant
  major for the U.S. Army Pacific Command; in addition, members of the
  Lipan Apache tribe have served as police officers, ministers,
  nurses, and schoolteachers, as well as in many other important
  occupations; and
         WHEREAS, Blessed with a rich heritage, the Lipan Apaches have
  maintained a strong sense of identity and community, and they
  continue to make a valuable contribution to the culture of the Lone
  Star State; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 86th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby recognize the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas and commend it on
  its many valuable contributions to this state; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the tribe as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives and Senate.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 171 was adopted by the House on May
  10, 2019, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 171 was adopted by the Senate on May
  14, 2019, by a viva-voce vote.
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________