Western Apache Raiding and Warfare

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Keith H. Basso
University of Arizona Press, 1971 - Social Science - 330 pages
3 Reviews
This is a remarkable series of personal narrations from Western Apaches before and just after the various agencies and sub-agencies were established. It also includes extensive commentary on weapons and traditions, with Apache words and phrases translated and complete annotation.
  

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User Review  - Anthony Meaney - Goodreads

Instead of forming your opinions of the Apaches and their life based on what you've seen in the movies why not read the actual accounts from real Apaches? Very eye-opening and not in the way that many people will expect. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

First hand accounts of raids. The last part of the book has blurbs about weapons, taboos, etc. One of them says to poison an arrow, you let a pregnant woman fart on it. He was joking, I think. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Taboos and Warpath Language 264
11
Key to Pronunciation of Apache Words
26
Diablo
37
Palmer Valor
41
Joseph Hoffman
73
John Rope
93
Fort Bowie
111
General George Crook and Alchise
155
Ration Lines San Carlos 1887
183
David Longstreet
187
Mrs Andrew Stanley
205
Weapons
223
Bow Quiver and Arrows
225
Lance and Tip
235
War Charm
243

Victorio
117
Fort Apache
128
Apache Kid
138
San Carlos in 1887
144
War Dance
246
Leadership
253
Western Apache Subtribal Groups 8
305
Copyright

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About the author (1971)

Grenville Goodwin (1907-40) was a well-known and respected ethnographer of the Apaches. Neil Goodwin is an independent filmmaker and the president of Peace River Films. He has produced the documentary "Geronimo and the Apache Resistance," as well as other films for public television.

Keith Basso is University Regents Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico

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