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By Washington Matthews

Washington Matthews studied Navajo language and lifeways as an ethnologist and linguistics specialist within the late-nineteenth century. His specific possibilities to watch ceremonies and list the jobs of members led to landmark reviews of Navajo ritual and culture.
The evening Chant presents an in depth description of therapeutic rites, songs, myths, and prayers for the nine-day rite, that is played in basic terms in the course of 'frosty weather.' This variation contains strong modern observations in a foreword by way of John Farella.

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97 Page x 21. The Apache Mission's Chiricahua Women's Missionary Society. 98 22. Partial contingent of Apache Mission staff. 102 23. Asa Daklugie. 109 24. James Kaywaykla. 112 25. Captain Dan T. Moore. 119 26. Talbot Gooday. 123 27. Jason Betzinez. 126 28. Chiricahuas shocking feterita. 157 29. Group photograph of the last Chiricahua gathering. 162-163 30. Group of Chiricahuas lunching beside Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway cars. 163 31. Chiricahua Apache prisoner-of-war baseball team.

73 Cleveland therefore considered the Chiricahua issue resolved. Page 15 Chapter 2 An Exile of Despair in Florida and Alabama Intelligence regarding the rapidly deteriorating conditions confronting the Chiricahuas held at Fort Marion soon caught the attention of Indian activist organizations. Their reaction to this information quickly caused the Cleveland administration to conclude that far from being fully settled, the Chiricahuas' case required immediate reconsideration. For one thing, the Chiricahuas at Fort Marion were decimated by disease.

Indeed, War Department officials queried Colonel Loomis Langdon as to whether that installation might be able to accommodate some 400 additional Indians. " Even so, if necessary, room for seventy-five could be found were sufficient funding provided. Adamant on this matter, Cleveland, Endicott, Lamar, and Sheridan insisted that arrangements be made. On August 25, they decided to relocate the entire tribe there. 44 As for the belligerents who had yet to surrender, on August 24, Geronimo told Lieutenant Charles Gatewood that he was agreeable to discussing peace with Miles.

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