I Am Apache

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Candlewick Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 305 pages
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A young woman seeks to avenge her brother's death by becoming an Apache warrior — and learns a startling truth about her own identity.

After watching helplessly as Mexican raiders brutally murder her little brother, fourteen-year-old Siki is filled with a desire for vengeance and chooses to turn away from a woman's path to become a warrior of her Apache tribe. Though some men, like envious Keste, wish to see Siki fail, she passes test after test, and her skills grow under the guidance of her tribe's greatest warrior, Golahka. But Keste begins to whisper about Siki's father's dishonorable death, and even as Siki earns her place among the warriors, she senses a dark secret in her past — one that will throw into doubt everything she knows. Taking readers on a sweeping and suspenseful journey through the nineteenth-century American Southwest, Tanya Landman draws on historical accounts to imagine the Black Mountain Apache as a tribe in a fight for survival against the devastating progress of nations.
 

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User Review  - AmyElizabeth - LibraryThing

I am Apache, by Tanya Landman, tells the tale of an Apache girl who watched her family be murdered and seeks revenge. However, it is uncommon for a girl to walk the path of an Apache warrior, and so ... Read full review

I AM APACHE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This absorbing tale of a teenage Apache girl who becomes a warrior comes to readers from a British author fascinated by the subject. Landman did her historical homework well, her research including ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
29
Section 4
47
Section 5
70
Section 6
87
Section 7
92
Section 8
98
Section 15
213
Section 16
216
Section 17
243
Section 18
247
Section 19
270
Section 20
284
Section 21
293
Section 22
298

Section 9
129
Section 10
151
Section 11
157
Section 12
181
Section 13
186
Section 14
191
Section 23
307
Section 24
309
Section 25
310
Section 26
311
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About the author (2008)

Tanya Landman runs the Storybox Theatre in England and is known there for her many books for children. I AM APACHE is her first book for older readers. She lives in Devon, England.

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