Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver

Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver

by J. Frank Dobie


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Buried vaults stacked with gold bars, secret caches of coins and jewels plundered from the Spaniards and the Church, exposed veins of ore with nuggets the size of turkey eggs. Guarded by the bones of dead men, the legendary treasures of the Southwest still wait for those foolhardy or desperate enough to seek them.Death is the cure for gold fever, and the lucky few who saw the riches and lived to tell of them spent the rest of their lives searching, haunted by faulty memories, changed landscapes, and quirks of fate. It is the stories of these men and the wealth they pursued that J. Frank Dobie tells in Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver.In this masterful collection of tales, Dobie introduces us to Pedro Loco, General Mexhuira's ghost, the German, and a colorful group of oddfellows driven to roam the hills in an eternal quest for the hidden entrance, the blazed tree, the box canyon, for fabulous wealth glimpsed, lost, and never forgotten.Are treasures really there? Searchers still seek them. But for the reader, the treasure is here—Dobie’s tales are pure gold.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292703810
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/01/1985
Series: The J. Frank Dobie Paperback Library
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 509,191
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory: The Trail of a Story Hunter The Lost Adams DiggingsI. Enough Gold to Load a Pack Horse II. "The Apaches Made Me Forget" III. The Man Who Was Not Dead IV. The GermanV. The Man Who KnowsVI. Where the Gleam Led Captain Cooney VII. Hounded HuntersVIII. The Malpais and Some Maybes IX. The Indian's SecretSierra Madre and Bronze GuardsThe Lost Tayopa MineI. Camino Real of Silver Pack Trains II. Eight Days Towards the Sunset III. Under the Mesa of the Bell-Maker IV. "Tayopa Is Here"V. "Can You Read Shadder Writing?" Scalp Hunters' LedgeEl Naranjal Pedro Loco Not the Will of God General Mexhuira's Ghost AppendixI. Where I Dug for Adams GoldII. A Note on Scalp Hunters in Mexico

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