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By Dan L. Thrapp

Apacheria ran from the Colorado to the Rio Grande and past, from the nice canyons of the North for one thousand miles into Mexico. the following, the place the elusive, phantomlike Apache bands roamed, existence was once as harsh, merciless, and pitiless because the nation itself. The conquest of Apacheria is an epic of heroism, combined with chicanery, false impression, and tragedy, on either sides.The author’s account of this crucial phase of Western American historical past contains the Walapais struggle, an eyewitness file at the demise of the gallant lieutenant Howard B. Cushing, the recognized Camp provide bloodbath, basic Crook’s offensive in Apacheria and his problems with basic Miles, and the ambitious Apache leaders, together with Cochise, Delshay, significant Rump, Chunz, Chan-deisi, Victorio, and Geronimo. 

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Revolutionary activities of innumerable self-aspiring leaders did not create an over-riding national cohesiveness, either. 6 Robert C. Stevens, The Apache Menace in Sonora 18311849, Arizona and the West, Vol. VI, No. 3 (Autumn, 1964), 21213, 218. , 21516. , 219, said the Sonoran government returned to the old Spanish method of offering scalp bounties, but does not cite any more ancient example. Other peoples, including the French and British, occasionally had offered scalp bounties earlier than this.

The party, says one account, was ambushed by Pinal Apaches, and she was captured. She formed a liaison with a warrior, from whom she escaped in 1855, after birth of a son. The following year she reached Santa Cruz again, and in 1860 she met and agreed to share the life of John Ward. 25 After Tellez died, she met Ward. Ward had come to the presidio of Tubac afoot in 1857. He has been described as a castoff from the Vigilance Committee in San Francisco, and in all respects, a worthless character, which may 24 James H.

17 James H. McClintock, Arizona: Prehistoric, Aboriginal, Pioneer, Modern, I, 176. Page 13 south to the Navaho country in the north, from the Davis Mountains of West Texas to the Santa Ritas below Tucson. In 1845 his southern raids were said to be of such proportions that the Mexicans mobilized one thousand men for a grand campaign against him, but a revolution distracted them. The next year Mangas met General Stephen Watts Kearny, pledged friendship with the norteamericanos and his fighting men as allies should the new rulers of the southwest desire to plunge into Chihuahua, Durango, and Sonora.

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