Black Apache

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Center Point Pub., 2006 - Fiction - 303 pages
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Five-time Spur Award-winning author.

Recipient of the Levi Strauss Award for lifetime achievement.

[Henry] is a consummate storyteller, but his finely chiseled prose also sings with a lyricism that is as haunting as it is rare. His stories not only ring true, but also pull the reader feet-first into worlds that have vanished. – Santa Fe Reporter.

He was a legend with a blood price on his head both north and south of the border – a renegade black West Point man now living among the hostile bronco Apaches and waging a war of vengeance against two governments. But when a courageous Mestizo priest with a desperate dream needed a man of strength to fulfill his vision, there was only one warrior fierce enough to turn to. It was the one they called the Black Apache.

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Contents

A FOREWARD
11
THE BANISHMENT
15
THE LIONS OF YESTERDAY
18
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Novelist Henry Wilson Allen wrote more than 50 novels under the pseudonyms of Will Henry and Clay Fisher. He held a variety of jobs before becoming an author including a gold miner, blacksmith, house mover, sugar mill worker, and newspaper columnist. He called himself "a man born into the wrong century," and his work shows his fascination with the history and people of the nineteenth-century American West. Whether he is writing about Jesse James as a psychotic gunman in Death of a Legend (1954), Native Americans in From Where the Sun Now Stands (1960), or the explorers Lewis and Clark in Gates of the Mountains (1963), his careful historical research is evident. He often uses such devices as the alleged discovery of old diaries or family papers to make the reader think that the book is history rather than fiction, as in No Survivors (1950). His books are solidly crafted and always of high quality. He died of pneumonia in 1991 at the age of 79.

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