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Cochise: Apache Chief

Cochise: Apache Chief

by Melissa Schwarz, W. David Baird (Introduction), W. David Baird

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-- Schwarz begins this biography of the legendary Chiricahua Apache leader with a full-chapter account of his dramatic ``cut the tent'' escape in 1861 when the treacherous George Bascom falsely accused and held him prisoner for stealing and kidnapping. She then backtracks to provide a history of the Apache people and chronicles their frequently warlike relations first with the Spanish, then with the Mexicans, and finally with the Americans. The book is far too brief to deal with the bewildering complexity of the period, and with the number of white men sent to subdue the Apache leader. Too few facts about the man himself, however, appear to be known to write a whole book on his life. Although there is a painting of Cochise on the cover, there is an acknowledgement on the title page that no known photograph or portrait of the chief is known to exist. The one provided is merely a suggestion of how he may have looked based on a photograh of his son. This sympathetic profile of a strong Native American leader, illustrated with many black-and-white museum maps, reproductions, and photographs, would best be read along with a book on Apache history. If students come to this title expecting a complete and personal portrait, they may be disappointed. --Yvonne Frey, Peoria Public Schools, IL

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
North American Indians of Achievement Series
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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