ONCE THEY MOVED LIKE THE WIND: COCHISE, GERONIMO,

ONCE THEY MOVED LIKE THE WIND: COCHISE, GERONIMO,

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by David Roberts
     
 
During the westward settlement, for more than twenty years Apache tribes eluded both US and Mexican armies, and by 1886 an estimated 9,000 armed men were in pursuit. Roberts (Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative) presents a moving account of the end of the Indian Wars in the Southwest. He portrays the great Apache leaders—Cochise, Nana, Juh, Geronimo, the woman

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During the westward settlement, for more than twenty years Apache tribes eluded both US and Mexican armies, and by 1886 an estimated 9,000 armed men were in pursuit. Roberts (Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative) presents a moving account of the end of the Indian Wars in the Southwest. He portrays the great Apache leaders—Cochise, Nana, Juh, Geronimo, the woman warrior Lozen—and U.S. generals George Crock and Nelson Miles. Drawing on contemporary American and Mexican sources, he weaves a somber story of treachery and misunderstanding. After Geronimo's surrender in 1886, the Apaches were sent to Florida, then to Alabama where many succumbed to malaria, tuberculosis and malnutrition and finally in 1894 to Oklahoma, remaining prisoners of war until 1913. The book is history at its most engrossing.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451639889
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
24,715
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

David Roberts is the author of twenty-four books on mountaineering, adventure, and the history of the American Southwest. His essays and articles have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Once They Moved Like The Wind: Cochise, Geronimo 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should be required reading! Tough subject matter told in straight forward fashion. The authors personal experiences in the country he writes about helps him place the people on the land. It isn't going to be anyones standard "cowboys & indians" read but will provoke thoughtful consideration once the story is read.