The Apache Wars

The Apache Wars
Author: Paul Andrew Hutton
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 0770435823
ISBN 13: 9780770435820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apache Wars Book Review:

In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland. They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid. In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

Indeh

Indeh
Author: Ethan Hawke,Greg Ruth
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 9781538760062
ISBN 13: 1538760061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indeh Book Review:

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. The people, like Goyahkla, lose his family and everything he loves. After having a vision, the young Goyahkla approaches the Apache leader Cochise, and the entire Apache nation, to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyakhla into the Native American hero Geronimo. But the war wages on. As they battle their enemies, lose loved ones, and desperately cling on to their land and culture, they would utter, "Indeh," or "the dead." When it looks like lasting peace has been reached, it seems like the war is over. Or is it? INDEH captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war-as told through the eyes of Naiches and Geronimo-who then try to find peace and forgiveness. INDEH not only paints a picture of some of the most magnificent characters in the history of our country, but it also reveals the spiritual and emotional cost of the Apache Wars. Based on exhaustive research, INDEH offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and, ultimately, retribution. The Apache left an indelible mark on our perceptions about the American West, and INDEH shows us why.

Once They Moved Like The Wind

Once They Moved Like The Wind
Author: David Roberts
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1994-07-19
ISBN 10: 0671885561
ISBN 13: 9780671885564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once They Moved Like The Wind Book Review:

Recounts the days of the Indian wars when the U.S. Cavalry repeatedly tried to subdue the great warriors led by Cochise and, later, Geronimo

Geronimo and the End of the Apache Wars

Geronimo and the End of the Apache Wars
Author: Charles Leland Sonnichsen
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780803291980
ISBN 13: 0803291981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geronimo and the End of the Apache Wars Book Review:

After prolonged resistance against tremendous odds, Geronimo, the Apache shaman and war leader, and Naiche, the hereditary Chiricahua chief, surrendered to General Nelson A. Miles near the Mexican border on September 4, 1886. It was the beginning of a new day for white settlers in the Southwest and of bitter exile for the Indians. In Geronimo and the End of the Apache Wars Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood, an emissary of General Miles, describes in vivid circumstantial detail his role in the final capture of Geronimo at Skeleton Canyon. Gatewood offers many intimate glimpses of the Apache chief in an important account published for the first time in this collection. Another first-person narration is by Samuel E. Kenoi, who was ten years old when Geronimo went on his last warpath. A Chiricahua Apache, Kenoi recalls the removal of his people to Florida after the surrender. In other colorful chapters Edwin R. Sweeney writes about the 1851 raid of the Mexican army that killed Geronmio's mother, wife, and children; and Albert E. Wratten relates the life of his father, George Wratten, a government scout, superintendent on three reservations, and defender of the rights of the Apaches.

Lt Charles Gatewood and His Apache Wars Memoir

Lt  Charles Gatewood and His Apache Wars Memoir
Author: Charles B. Gatewood,Louis Kraft
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0803227728
ISBN 13: 9780803227729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lt Charles Gatewood and His Apache Wars Memoir Book Review:

"Realizing that he had more experience dealing with Native peoples than other lieutenants serving on the frontier, Gatewood decided to record his experiences. Although he died before he completed his project, the work he left behind remains an important firsthand account of his life as a commander of Apache scouts and as a military commandant of the White Mountain Indian Reservation. Louis Kraft presents Gatewood's previously unpublished account, punctuating it with an introduction, additional text that fills in the gaps in Gatewood's narrative, detailed notes, and an epilogue."--BOOK JACKET.

The Apache Wars

The Apache Wars
Author: Joseph C. Jastrzembski
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438103905
ISBN 13: 9781438103907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apache Wars Book Review:

The Apache are perhaps most noted for such fierce leaders as Cochise and Geronimo. Their name, which comes from the Yuma Indian word for fighting men, bears that out. The Apache tribe is composed of six regional groups - Western Apache, Chiricahua, Mescalero, Jicarilla, Lipan, and Kiowa Apache.

From Cochise to Geronimo

From Cochise to Geronimo
Author: Edwin R. Sweeney
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 0806186518
ISBN 13: 9780806186511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Cochise to Geronimo Book Review:

In the decade after the death of their revered chief Cochise in 1874, the Chiricahua Apaches struggled to survive as a people and their relations with the U.S. government further deteriorated. In From Cochise to Geronimo, Edwin R. Sweeney builds on his previous biographies of Chiricahua leaders Cochise and Mangas Coloradas to offer a definitive history of the turbulent period between Cochise's death and Geronimo's surrender in 1886. Sweeney shows that the cataclysmic events of the 1870s and 1880s stemmed in part from seeds of distrust sown by the American military in 1861 and 1863. In 1876 and 1877, the U.S. government proposed moving the Chiricahuas from their ancestral homelands in New Mexico and Arizona to the San Carlos Reservation. Some made the move, but most refused to go or soon fled the reviled new reservation, viewing the government's concentration policy as continued U.S. perfidy. Bands under the leadership of Victorio and Geronimo went south into the Sierra Madre of Mexico, a redoubt from which they conducted bloody raids on American soil. Sweeney draws on American and Mexican archives, some only recently opened, to offer a balanced account of life on and off the reservation in the 1870s and 1880s. From Cochise to Geronimo details the Chiricahuas' ordeal in maintaining their identity despite forced relocations, disease epidemics, sustained warfare, and confinement. Resigned to accommodation with Americans but intent on preserving their culture, they were determined to survive as a people.

Wars for Empire

Wars for Empire
Author: Janne Lahti
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 0806159340
ISBN 13: 9780806159348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wars for Empire Book Review:

After the end of the U.S.-Mexican War in 1848, the Southwest Borderlands remained hotly contested territory. Over following decades, the United States government exerted control in the Southwest by containing, destroying, segregating, and deporting indigenous peoples—in essence conducting an extended military campaign that culminated with the capture of Geronimo and the forced removal of the Chiricahua Apaches in 1886. In this book, Janne Lahti charts these encounters and the cultural differences that shaped them. Wars for Empire offers a new perspective on the conduct, duration, intensity, and ultimate outcome of one of America's longest wars. Centuries of conflict with Spain and Mexico had honed Apache war-making abilities and encouraged a culture based in part on warrior values, from physical prowess and specialized skills to a shared belief in individual effort. In contrast, U.S. military forces lacked sufficient training and had little public support. The splintered, protracted, and ferocious warfare exposed the limitations of the U.S. military and of federal Indian policies, challenging narratives of American supremacy in the West. Lahti maps the ways in which these weaknesses undermined the U.S. advance. He also stresses how various Apache groups reacted differently to the U.S. invasion. Ultimately, new technologies, the expansion of Euro-American settlements, and decades of war and deception ended armed Apache resistance. By comparing competing martial cultures and examining violence in the Southwest, Wars for Empire provides a new understanding of critical decades of American imperial expansion and a moment in the history of settler colonialism with worldwide significance.

A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West

A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West
Author: John Dishon McDermott
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780803282469
ISBN 13: 080328246X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West Book Review:

A rich and detailed look at the wars that the United States conducted against its native population from 1860 to 1890 explores the fundamental circumstances of events, investigates the different responses of tribes to the conflict, and much more. Original. UP.

The Indian Wars

The Indian Wars
Author: Anton Treuer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781426217449
ISBN 13: 1426217447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Earth Is Weeping

The Earth Is Weeping
Author: Peter Cozzens
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0307958051
ISBN 13: 9780307958051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth Is Weeping Book Review:

"Sets a new standard for Western Indian Wars history." —Stuart Rosebrook, True West Magazine *Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History and the 2017 Caroline Bancroft History Prize *Finalist for the Western Writers of America’s 2017 Spur Award in Best Western Historical Nonfiction Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping—lauded by Booklist as “a beautifully written work of understanding and compassion”—is the fullest account to date of how the West was won…and lost. With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies. *A Times "History Book of the Year" and A Smithsonian "Top History Book of 2016" *Shortlisted for Military History Magazine's Book of the Year Award

Indian Wars

Indian Wars
Author: Bill Yenne
Publsiher: Westholme Pub Llc
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781594160691
ISBN 13: 1594160694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Wars Book Review:

Traces the history of the U.S. Army's campaign against the Native American population during the nineteenth century, describing major battles and legendary figures on both sides.

The Apache Wars

The Apache Wars
Author: John Conway,Joseph Chadwick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781258505585
ISBN 13: 1258505584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Author: Dee Brown
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 1453274146
ISBN 13: 9781453274149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Book Review:

The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Massacre On The Lordsburg Road

Massacre On The Lordsburg Road
Author: Marc Simmons
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2004-12-06
ISBN 10: 9781585444465
ISBN 13: 1585444464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Massacre On The Lordsburg Road Book Review:

In the spring of 1883 Judge Hamilton C. McComas and his family were attacked by Apaches on a desolate road in New Mexico Territory. The judge and his wife were killed, and their six-year-old son, Charles, was kidnapped. Although America's reaction to the attack was intense and the search for the missing child as highly publicized as the later Lindbergh kidnapping, little was known or understood at the time about why or how the tragedy had occurred. Marc Simmons sheds the first light on the McComas family's fatal path and gives the first complete picture of circumstances surrounding this tragic event. From long-buried fragments, Simmons reconstructs the events of that fateful day, as well as the U.S. Army's first legal "hot pursuit" of an Apache raiding party into Mexico that followed. The puzzle of why a reputably wise and able man would lead his family into such a fatal predicament and the ironic circumstance of young Charles McComas's death at the hands of U.S. troops illustrate that past events were as complex and sometimes as confusing as those today.

Navajo Scouts During the Apache Wars

Navajo Scouts During the Apache Wars
Author: John Lewis Taylor
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-07-29
ISBN 10: 1439667500
ISBN 13: 9781439667507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navajo Scouts During the Apache Wars Book Review:

In January 1873, Secretary of War William W. Belknap authorized the Military District of New Mexico to enlist fifty Indian scouts for campaigns against the Apaches and other tribes. In an overwhelming response, many more Navajos came to Fort Wingate to enlist than the ten requested. Why, so soon after the Navajo War, the Long Walk and imprisonment at Fort Sumner, would young Navajos volunteer to join the United States military? Author John Lewis Taylor explores this question and the relationship between the Navajo Nation and the United States military in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Wrath of Cochise

The Wrath of Cochise
Author: Terry Mort
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 1453298479
ISBN 13: 9781453298473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wrath of Cochise Book Review:

In a powerful evocation of the spirit and drama of the American West, the harrowing story of the feud that ignited the Apache Wars. In February 1861, the twelve-year-old son of Arizona rancher John Ward was kidnapped by Apaches. Ward followed their trail and reported the incident to patrols at Fort Buchanan, blaming a band of Chiricahuas led by the infamous warrior Cochise. Though Ward had no proof that Cochise had kidnapped his son, Lt. George Bascom organized a patrol and met with the Apache leader, who, not suspecting anything was amiss, had brought along his wife, his brother, and two sons. Despite Cochise’s assertions that he had not taken the boy and his offer to help in the search, Bascom immediately took Cochise’s family hostage and demanded the return of the boy. An incensed Cochise escaped the meeting tent amidst flying bullets and vowed revenge. What followed that precipitous encounter would ignite a Southwestern frontier war between the Chiricahuas and the US Army that would last twenty-five years. In the days following the initial melee, innocent passersby—Apache, white, and Mexican—would be taken as hostages on both sides, and almost all of them would be brutally slaughtered. Cochise would lead his people valiantly for ten years of the decades-long war. Thousands of lives would be lost, the economies of Arizona and New Mexico would be devastated, and in the end, the Chiricahua way of life would essentially cease to exist. In a gripping narrative that often reads like an old-fashioned Western novel, Terry Mort explores the collision of these two radically different cultures in a masterful account of one of the bloodiest conflicts in our frontier history.

Apache Tactics 1830 86

Apache Tactics 1830   86
Author: Robert N. Watt
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-01-20
ISBN 10: 178096031X
ISBN 13: 9781780960319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apache Tactics 1830 86 Book Review:

The Apache culture of the latter half of the 19th century blended together the lifestyles of the Great Plains, Great Basin and the South-West, but it was their warfare that captured the imagination. This book reveals the skilful tactics of the Apache people as they raided and eluded the much larger and better-equipped US government forces. Drawing on primary research conducted in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, this book reveals the small-unit warfare of the Apache tribes as they attempted to preserve their freedom, and in particular the actions of the most famous member of the Apache tribes – Geronimo.

War Before Civilization

War Before Civilization
Author: Lawrence H. Keeley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1997-12-18
ISBN 10: 0199880700
ISBN 13: 9780199880706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Before Civilization Book Review:

The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized game, where casualties were limited and the effects of aggression relatively mild. Lawrence Keeley's groundbreaking War Before Civilization offers a devastating rebuttal to such comfortable myths and debunks the notion that warfare was introduced to primitive societies through contact with civilization (an idea he denounces as "the pacification of the past"). Building on much fascinating archeological and historical research and offering an astute comparison of warfare in civilized and prehistoric societies, from modern European states to the Plains Indians of North America, War Before Civilization convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. To support this point, Keeley provides a wide-ranging look at warfare and brutality in the prehistoric world. He reveals, for instance, that prehistorical tactics favoring raids and ambushes, as opposed to formal battles, often yielded a high death-rate; that adult males falling into the hands of their enemies were almost universally killed; and that surprise raids seldom spared even women and children. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). In addition, Keeley surveys the prevalence of looting, destruction, and trophy-taking in all kinds of warfare and again finds little moral distinction between ancient warriors and civilized armies. Finally, and perhaps most controversially, he examines the evidence of cannibalism among some preliterate peoples. Keeley is a seasoned writer and his book is packed with vivid, eye-opening details (for instance, that the homicide rate of prehistoric Illinois villagers may have exceeded that of the modern United States by some 70 times). But he also goes beyond grisly facts to address the larger moral and philosophical issues raised by his work. What are the causes of war? Are human beings inherently violent? How can we ensure peace in our own time? Challenging some of our most dearly held beliefs, Keeley's conclusions are bound to stir controversy.

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars
Author: Gregory Michno
Publsiher: Mountain Press Publishing
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780878424689
ISBN 13: 0878424687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars Book Review:

Acclaimed independent history scholar Gregory Michno has created a chronological listing of every significant fight between Indians and the United States Army, as well as better-known Indian battles with civilian emigrants. This detailed study is more tha