Apaches: A History and Culture Portrait by James L. Haley

By James L. Haley

Apaches: A heritage and tradition Portrait, James L. Haley’s dramatic saga of the Apaches’ doomed guerrilla battle opposed to the whites, used to be an intensive departure from the tactic via past histories of white-native clash. Arguing that "you can't comprehend the background until you know the culture," Haley first discusses the "life-way" of the Apaches - their mythology and folklore (including the recognized Coyote series), spiritual customs, daily life, and social mores. Haley then explores the tumultuous a long time of exchange and treaty and of betrayal and bloodshed that preceded the Apaches’ ultimate army defeat in 1886. He emphasizes figures that performed a decisive position within the clash: Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Geronimo at the one hand, and Royal Whitman, George criminal, and John Clum at the different.

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The most extensively reexamined period of Apachería is that before 1870. Edwin R. Sweeney's Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief (1991) is by far the most important treatment, a superb biography that leaves one eager for him to finish his companion work on Mangas Coloradas. William B. Griffen also has produced two fine studies back-to-back: Apaches at War and Peace: The Janos Presidio, 17501858, and Utmost Good Faith: Patterns of Apache-Mexican Hostilities in Northern Chihuahua Page xxv Border Warfare, 18211848, in 1988 and 1989 respectively.

Haley. Preface to the Paperback Edition copyright © 1997 by James L. Haley. All rights reserved. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. A. First edition, 1981. First printing of the University of Oklahoma Press edition, 1997. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Page v To my mother, who bore me twice Page vii CONTENTS Acknowledgments x Preface xi Preface to the Paperback Edition xxiii Book One The Earth Is New 3 Tin-ne-áh: The People 8 The Slaying of the Monsters 14 Spanish Antecedents 24 The People Are Set Out 43 The Spanish Become Mexicans 49 Coyote's Journey 53 Book Two They Have Power 63 Power Is in It 68 Herbalism 76 In This Way We Live 80 We Hunt Them 84 Food All Around 90 A Good Woman Is Busy 100 Page viii He Makes Weapons 109 They Scout Around 116 Babies 122 Rites of Passage 130 Courtship and Marriage 142 The Social Order 153 They Have a Big Time 159 Crime and Punishment 168 Death, Burial, and Eternity 171 Book There Pindah-Lickoyee 181 Mangas and the Boundary Commission 191 Mangas Triumphant 201 General Garland's War 208 Dr.

14-16; Goddard, "Myths and Tales from the San Carlos Apache," pp. 43-44; Goodwin, "Myths and Tales of the White Mountain Apache," pp. 148-50; Bourke, "Notes on Apache Mythology," p. 211; Goddard, "Jicarilla Apache Texts," p. 207; Mooney, "The Jicarilla Genesis," p. 198; Opler, "Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians," pp. 231-34; Opler, "Myths and Legends of the Lipan Apache Indians," pp. 87-96. Southern Athapascan Indians (all groups shown in gray) Page 7 Division of Western Apache Groups (after Goodwin) Page 8 Tin-ne-áh: The People It must owe in large part to the violence that so long flamed on the surface of Apache-American relations, that Apache culture remains one of the least understood of all the American Indians.

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