The Apaches: A History and Culture Portrait

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Apaches: A History and Culture Portrait, James L. Haley's dramatic saga of the Apaches' doomed guerrilla war against the whites, was a radical departure from the method followed by previous histories of white-native conflict. Arguing that "you cannot understand the history unless you understand the culture," Haley begins by discussing the lifeway of the Apaches--their mythology and folklore, religious customs, everyday life, and social mores. Haley then explores the tumultuous decades of trade and treaty and of betrayal and bloodshed that preceded the Apaches' final military defeat in 1886. He emphasizes figures that played a decisive role in the conflict: Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Geronimo on the one hand, and Royal Whitman, George Crook, and John Clum on the other. With a new preface that places the book in the context of contemporary scholarship, Apaches is a well-rounded overview of Apache history and culture.

Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Published: 09/15/1997
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.59lbs
Size: 9.00h x 5.83w x 1.11d
ISBN13: 9780806129785
ISBN10: 0806129786
BISAC Categories:
- History | Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies | American | Native American Studies