By C. L. Sonnichsen
After lengthy resistance opposed to great odds, Geronimo, the Apache shaman and conflict chief, and Naiche, the hereditary Chiricahua leader, surrendered to normal Nelson A. Miles close to the Mexican border on September four, 1886. It used to be the start of a brand new day for white settlers within the Southwest and of sour exile for the Indians. In Geronimo and the top of the Apache Wars Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood, an emissary of common Miles, describes in vibrant circumstantial element his function within the ultimate catch of Geronimo at Skeleton Canyon. Gatewood bargains many intimate glimpses of the Apache leader in a tremendous account released for the 1st time during this assortment. one other first-person narration is through Samuel E. Kenoi, who was once ten years outdated whilst Geronimo went on his final warpath. A Chiricahua Apache, Kenoi recollects the removing of his humans to Florida after the quit. In different colourful chapters Edwin R. Sweeney writes concerning the 1851 raid of the Mexican military that killed Geronmio's mom, spouse, and kids; and Albert E. Wratten relates the lifetime of his father, George Wratten, a central authority scout, superintendent on 3 reservations, and defender of the rights of the Apaches.
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They had camped near a village which the Apaches called Kas-ki-yeh on the banks of a little river not far from Casas Grandes in Chihuahua. The men had gone into town, leaving their families with a small guard. Late one afternoon when returning from town we were met by a few women and children who told us that Mexican troops from some other town had attacked our camp, killed all the warriors of the guard, captured all our ponies, secured our arms, destroyed our supplies, and killed many of our women and children.
3 Jason Betzinez, I fought with Geronimo, ed. W. S. : Stackpole, 1959), pp. 90, 113. 4 Carter, Watch for Me, p. 178. , p. 63. , pp. 199, 244. , p. 53. 8 General Nelson A. Miles, Personal Recollections and Observations (Chicago: The Werner Company, 1897), p. 445. 9 General George Crook, "The Apache Problem," typescript, Gatewood Collection, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, Box 2, Folder 5. 10 Woodworth Clum, Apache Agent: the Story of John P. Clum (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1978, first published, 1936), p.
See that they got food and clothes enough to keep 'em warm. Let 'em live in the mountains around Fort Apache where they've always lived. "45 Hunter Ingram in Fort Apache (1975) takes the campaign a few steps farther. Tydings stared straight ahead. . . Have you ever stopped to realize that the Caucasian race is the scourge of the earth? The Apache kills on an individual basis. . "46 Since these ideas and attitudes have become standard, the most notorious of the Indian leaders could hardly escape being upgraded.