WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas is the present-day
  incarnation of the clans, bands, and divisions historically
  known as the Lipan Apaches, who have lived in Texas and northern
  Mexico for 300 years; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches have a culture rich in tradition
  and a heritage that has been handed down from one generation to
  the next; they have maintained their sense of community from the
  days of treaties until the present day despite social, economic,
  and military instabilities; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches have enjoyed government to
  government relations with Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas,
  the United States of America, and the State of Texas; these
  relations have taken the form of treaties, alliances, and pledges
  of friendship; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches have faithfully served when
  called upon to bear arms in protection of their fellow Texans and
  Americans; the tribe honors many veterans who served as scouts in
  World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq; the Tribal
  Shield of the Lipan Apache proudly flies beside the American flag
  in Afghanistan, where one of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas
  warriors is serving on his second tour; and
         WHEREAS, The Lipan Apaches of today continue to serve their
  communities as police officers, ministers, nurses, and school
  teachers and in many other occupations that speak to integrity
  and fidelity of service to others; and
         WHEREAS, The treaty closest to the heart of the Lipan
  Apache is the Live Oak Treaty of 1838; the promises of "Peace and
  Perpetual Friendship" live today as they did when President Sam
  Houston and the Lipan Apache pledged this commitment to one
  another; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate 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 a copy of this Resolution be prepared for the
  tribe as an expression of highest esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on March 18, 2009.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate