Andele, The Mexican-Kiowa Captive / Edition 1

Andele, The Mexican-Kiowa Captive / Edition 1

by J. J. Methvin
     
 

Early in 1867 Kiowa chief Many Bears paid the Mescalero Apache one mule, two buffalo robes, and a red blanket to purchase ten-year-old José Andrés Martínez. Abducted near his home in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in October 1866, he became Many Bears's grandson, Andele. He quickly adapted to his new life, grew to manhood among the Kiowa, took part in… See more details below

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Early in 1867 Kiowa chief Many Bears paid the Mescalero Apache one mule, two buffalo robes, and a red blanket to purchase ten-year-old José Andrés Martínez. Abducted near his home in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in October 1866, he became Many Bears's grandson, Andele. He quickly adapted to his new life, grew to manhood among the Kiowa, took part in Kiowa raiding parties when he turned sixteen, and three times married Kiowa women.

Confined to a reservation in Oklahoma after 1875, Andele in the 1880s sought to reclaim his former life and returned to his family in Las Vegas. But in 1889, feeling "his interests were all identified with the Kiowa, and that he had learned to love them," he returned to the reservation, taught industrial arts at the agency school, and aided the Kiowa in defense of their lands. In the 1890s Andele began serving as a resource to a generation of anthropologists studying Kiowa and Apache society. His captivity narrative, published in 1899 by the Methodist missionary J. J. Methvin, is an invaluable eyewitness description of Plains Indians. It is reissued with an introduction by ethnohistorian James F. Brooks of the University of Maryland.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826317483
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Edition description:
1st University of New Mexico Press paper
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

James F. Brooks is a member of the research faculty and director of SAR Press at the School of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Andele1
Foreword23
Preface25
Ch. IThe Martinez Family29
Ch. IIThe Mescaleros Capture Andres30
Ch. IIIA Vain Pursuit33
Ch. IVThe Flight. Little Pedro's Death35
Ch. VAndres' Sufferings. Resolves to Die. Engages in a Deadly Conflict with the Apache Boys. Is Rescued by the Kiowas40
Ch. VISold to the Kiowas. Becomes the Adopted Son of the Chief, Heap O'Bears48
Ch. VIIKiowas Reach Home. The Big Medicine Dance52
Ch. VIIIThe Quo-dle-quoit. Andele has a Fight. The Scalp Dance61
Ch. IXHeap O'Bears is Killed by the Utes and Scalped. Somtotleti Dies with Him65
Ch. XMourning for Heap O'Bears. Horrible Sight69
Ch. XIWar with the U.S. Soldiers. Cheyennes Surprised in a Scalp Dance70
Ch. XIIScalping the Utes. A Grim Joke73
Ch. XIIIFoot Fight. The Indian Worship. The Sweat Booth. Buffalo Medicine Song76
Ch. XIVMarauding Expedition into Texas. Massacre on the Washita82
Ch. XVTahan, the Captive Texan87
Ch. XVIIndian Census by Capt. R. H. Pratt92
Ch. XVIIStartling Incidents. Rescue of Captives94
Ch. XVIIIAndele Disgusted with Indian Medicine103
Ch. XIXAndele Marries - Has Trouble106
Ch. XXDog Soldiers113
Ch. XXILight Dawning115
Ch. XXIIGeos Home to New Mexico. Returns after Four Years. Converted and Joins the Methodist Church. God's Providence in it All119
Ch. XXIIIA Civilized Courtship and Christian Marriage123
Supplement125

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