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Geronimo: Apache Warrior

Geronimo: Apache Warrior

by Melissa Schwartz, W. David Baird (Other)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-- The abbreviated legend readers get in Sitting Bull is limited to an account of his suddenly showing up at the Little Bighorn, whaling the tar out of Custer, and hightailing it to Canada. They don't get information on Indian agent James McLaughlin's badmouthing Sitting Bull in his still influential book, My Friend the Indian (University of Nebraska Pr, 1989) . Nor do they get a buildup to the Custer massacre: background about the whites' persistent invasions of the land, of cultural changes of the period, etc. Bernotas reveals Sitting Bull as a concerned leader of his people, a superb military strategist, and something of a statesman. Geronimo simply reacted to whites' incursions into his territory in the best way he knew: fight back. Eventually, of course, he saw change as inevitable and led the Apaches to reservation life. This is an eye-opening account, but there seems to be a gap in the information on the raid on Arizpe. Both of these straightforward biographies share common traits: front covers featuring attractive, full-representations of the subject; interior black-and-white, well-reproduced photographs and period prints (although some details are occasionally lost in the binding); suggestions for further reading (almost all adult titles); helpful chronologies. The texts tend to be academic in tone, but not in a dry, footnoted way. --George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
North American Indians of Achievement Series
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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