ONCE THEY MOVED LIKE THE WIND: COCHISE, GERONIMO,

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 11, 2011 - History - 368 pages
During the westward settlement, for more than twenty years Apache tribes eluded both US and Mexican armies, and by 1886 an estimated 9,000 armed men were in pursuit. Roberts (Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative) presents a moving account of the end of the Indian Wars in the Southwest. He portrays the great Apache leaders—Cochise, Nana, Juh, Geronimo, the woman warrior Lozen—and U.S. generals George Crock and Nelson Miles. Drawing on contemporary American and Mexican sources, he weaves a somber story of treachery and misunderstanding. After Geronimo's surrender in 1886, the Apaches were sent to Florida, then to Alabama where many succumbed to malaria, tuberculosis and malnutrition and finally in 1894 to Oklahoma, remaining prisoners of war until 1913. The book is history at its most engrossing.
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ONCE THEY MOVED LIKE THE WIND: Cochise, Geronimo, and the Apache Wars

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An absorbing account of a quarter century of conflict: the Apache resistance to the ``White Eye'' settlers encroaching on their Arizona lands. Clashes between US troops and Apaches broke out in 1861 ... Read full review

Once they moved like the wind: Cochise, Geronimo, and the Apache wars

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Roberts, whose previous books have focused on mountaineering and travel, tells the story of the Chiricahua Apache resistance to the encroachments of the whites in post-Civil War frontier America ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
COCHISES WILL
GERONIMOS POWER
Turkey Creek
Canyon of the Funnels
Canyon of the Skeletons
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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David Roberts is the author of twenty-four books on mountaineering, adventure, and the history of the American Southwest. His essays and articles have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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