Through Apache Eyes: Verbal History of the Apache Struggle [NOOK Book]

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When you read the history of the Apache People, it is a bittersweet story that starts with the triumph of a group over the harsh elements of the Alaskan cold by migrating to the warm, fertile land of the Great Plains in 1,000 A.D.

Yet, the one constant in the history of the Apache People is their constant struggle to survive in a world where they are surrounded by various ...
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Through Apache Eyes: Verbal History of the Apache Struggle

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Overview

When you read the history of the Apache People, it is a bittersweet story that starts with the triumph of a group over the harsh elements of the Alaskan cold by migrating to the warm, fertile land of the Great Plains in 1,000 A.D.

Yet, the one constant in the history of the Apache People is their constant struggle to survive in a world where they are surrounded by various enemies, including other Indian tribes, the Mexicans and finally their brutal nemesis the United States Army.

Attacked, tricked, lied to and double crossed by all of those who surround and outnumber them, the Apache people continued their struggle until they were for all intent and purposes almost totally wiped out.

One Apache’s name stands out in their brave yet woeful history and it is Geronimo, who at age 30 witnessed the massacre of his mother, wife and two young children.

I’ve taken his recollections or accounts of the struggle of the Apache people and intertwined them with some archeological facts about this extraordinary tribe. In addition, I have searched and included some of the best photos of Apaches from that era, which I collected from Library of Congress Archives.

What impressed me most about Geronimo was his brevity of words, yet his ability to take a knife to the heart of anyone who reads his verbal history. Like most Apaches, Geronimo said little, but what he did say was profound and truthful.
But most powerful is what Geronimo didn’t say in his recollections. It is between this silence one can feel the pain, sorrow, pride and bravery of the Apache People.

Chet Dembeck
Last Reporter Publishing
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012792884
  • Publisher: Publisher of One and Last Reporter Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 110,057
  • File size: 2 MB

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Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaałé "one who yawns"; June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a Native American chief of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for decades during the Apache Wars.Legend has it that"Geronimo" was the name given to him during a Mexican scrimmage
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After an attack by a company of Mexican soldiers killed many members of his family in 1858, Geronimo joined revenge attacks on the Mexicans. During his service as a war chief, Geronimo was notorious for consistently urging raids and war upon Mexican Provinces and their various towns, and later against American locations across Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas.

In 1886 Geronimo surrendered to U.S. authorities after a lengthy pursuit. As a prisoner of war in old age he became a celebrity and appeared in fairs but was never allowed to return to the land of his birth. He later regretted his surrender and claimed the conditions he made had been ignored. Geronimo died in 1909 after being thrown from his horse.
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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Touching yet real history

    I really enjoyed reading this mixture of a verbal account from the great Chief of the Apaches along with actual archaeological info about the origin of the Apaches.

    It was exciting, blunt and sad, but real history. It is an eyeopener and made me pause to think about how our country expanded at the expense of so many innocent American Indians.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 19, 2011

    Touching narrative

    To hear the plight of the Apaches in the words of the Nation's greatest leader Geronimo is both stunning and humbling.

    The man spoke in simple terms and told it as he saw it. It was not a pretty picture, but it is a snapshot of history that should be mandatory reading for every serious student of history. It moved me.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Tidbits of History with no compelling story

    I found this ebook to be very disjointed and unorganized. I thought the information was intriguing and insightful to the Apache life but I could not read it more than a few minutes before I had to move on to another book. Although the book is a short read I expected better.

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