I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches

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University of North Texas Press, Mar 2, 2022 - History - 528 pages
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In the most thorough account yet published, Sherry Robinson tells the story of the Lipan Apaches from their earliest interactions with Spaniards and kindred Apache groups through later alliances and to their love-hate relationships with Mexicans, Texas colonists, Texas Rangers, and the U.S. Army.

"This definitive tribal history is all the more important because the Lipan--the most eastern Apache tribe--are historically understudied and underappreciated. Sherry Robinson left no stone unturned to produce her detailed account of the Lipan Apaches from their earliest beginnings to the twenty-first century."--Western Historical Quarterly

"In a sweeping study that spans four centuries, Sherry Robinson has produced the most concise history of the Lipan Apache tribe to date. . . . Furthermore, the ethnohistorical emphasis and inclusion of oral history and tradition grants agency and voice to Native peoples. . . . [T]he accessible writing style is factually dense and offers the first exhaustive historical account of the Lipan Apaches."--Journal of Arizona History

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SHERRY ROBINSON is an award-winning New Mexico journalist and author of Apache Voices and El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains. She lives in Albuquerque.

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