New PDF release: The Apache

By Joseph C. Jastrzembski

ISBN-10: 1438137842

ISBN-13: 9781438137841

ISBN-10: 1604137932

ISBN-13: 9781604137934

Examines the background, altering fortunes, and present scenario of the Apache Indians. contains a photograph essay on their crafts.

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To most Apache, however, Clum was the stubborn one, a young man acting beyond his years, showing little respect for the authority and wisdom that came with age and proven leadership. In their language, they called him “Turkey Gobbler,” always strutting about and putting himself forward. The Apache tried to cope with San Carlos in different ways. Some cooperated with Clum, hoping to shield their people from the worst effects of the new regime. Others tried to adopt new activities to traditional roles, volunteering as Indian police or later as scouts for the army.

Many Apache now took to raiding, running off scores of cattle and mules, selling them to the white men who asked few questions about the animals’ origins. And now a group of white men approached the Apache camp, making signs of friendship and indicating their willingness to trade. 36 Violence over the Land For two days friendship and trade progressed, with Apache visiting the camp of the man called Johnson and his 17 companions. With them were five Mexicans, and Juan Diego could speak with them, acting as an interpreter during the good-natured haggling over goods and animals.

E. Stottler became the Mescalero Apache agent, launching an attack on Mescalero family structure in order to undermine the traditional role of elders, especially women, in setting tribal policy. As part of this campaign, he worked to stamp out mother-in-law avoidance, a traditional practice that reinforced a son-in-law’s respect and support for his wife’s mother and her family. He also prohibited all Apache ceremonies, especially the important puberty rituals that marked a young women’s transition into adulthood.

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