Paul Andrew Hutton [6 years ago]
Download or Read Online The Apache Wars Free eBook PDF/ePub Paul Andrew Hutton , In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland.
They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid.
In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.
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Outstanding. Great sense of history of Native Americans in the late 1800s.
Great book on a time period that seems to have been forgotten in our country’s history
Thoroughy Entertaining and Informative
This is the most interesting, complete and thoroughly researched book I have ever read on the subject of the Apache Wars. Thank you so much for making it available to all of us who have read it.
This book surprised me on so many levels. The documentation and chronology is breathtaking. What wonderful stories of men and a few women. Some I knew just as childhood war cries and others I knew not at all. This book wove a tapestry to clothe the bones of my ignorance. Thank you