The Conquest of Apacheria

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1979 - Social Science - 405 pages

Apacheria ran from the Colorado to the Rio Grande and beyond, from the great canyons of the North for a thousand miles into Mexico. Here, where the elusive, phantomlike Apache bands roamed, life was as harsh, cruel, and pitiless as the country itself. The conquest of Apacheria is an epic of heroism, mixed with chicanery, misunderstanding, and tragedy, on both sides.

The author’s account of this important segment of Western American history includes the Walapais War, an eyewitness report on the death of the gallant lieutenant Howard B. Cushing, the famous Camp Grant Massacre, General Crook’s offensive in Apacheria and his difficulties with General Miles, and the formidable Apache leaders, including Cochise, Delshay, Big Rump, Chunz, Chan-deisi, Victorio, and Geronimo.

 

 

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I needed a book to explain the various US Army campaigns and reservation break-outs. This is it. The maps aren't all that good, but a road map of Arizona and New Mexico helped a great deal. This book also has a clear chronology. Read full review

Contents

The Saga of Bill Rood
3
The Conflict Begins
6
Civilians Take a Hand
24
The Walapais War
39
The Hunting of Big Rump
53
Death of Howard Cushing
63
The Whitman Affair
79
Crook Takes Over
95
The Renegades Destroyed
156
John Clum Takes Over
162
Victorio
182
Nanas Raid
211
Cibicu
217
Loco
231
Dry Wash and Crook Again
251
A New Raid
267

Raids and Punishment
113
The Offensive Begins
119
The Offensive Concludes
131
Lieutenant Almy
144
The Mexican Adventure
283
Who Captured Whom or Did Geronimo Take Crook?
295
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About the author (1979)

Dan Thrapp, who was a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, was a foreign correspondent for the United Press in Argentina, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom and, for a number of years, an editor for the Los Angeles Times. He wrote extensively on the West. He books include Victorio and the Mimbres Apaches, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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