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Nia Volunteers he renewed his acuaintance particularly with the Apaches whom he came to know as few white Americans before him had Cremony's account of his experiences published in 1868 uickly became and remains today a basic source on Apache beli A true story written in 1868 that is a first hand account of a mythical part of American history I'm really glad I found it Straight forward factual and well written it's also now among my favorite 'Westerns' An incredible adventure

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Life Among the Apaches Bison BookEfs tribal life and fighting tactics Although its original purpose was to induce effective military suppression of the Apaches it has all the fast paced action and excitement of a novel and the authenticity of an ethnographic and historical docume This is an excellent book if you have than a passing interest in the Apaches as a nation and individual characteristics The way this country treated them was and is deplorable The similarities between our actions as a country then and recently in Viet Nam Afghanistan and Ira to name just a few is stunning The observations of the US Calvary officer author of the book were true to life and to this reader spot on I believe in fairness and it is about time that the United States applies that concept

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Life Among the Apaches Reader ☆ Download ↠ John C Cremony's first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s when he accompanied John R Bartlett’s boundary commission surveying the United States Mexican border Some ten years later as an officer of the California Volunteers he renewed his acuaintance parJohn C Cremony's first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s when he accompanied John R Bartlett’s boundary commission surveying the United States Mexican border Some ten years later as an officer of the Califor This book combines the frontier adventures associated with living by your wits your knife and your six shooter with deep insights into the Indian character I think it is an important book even today because we look back with shame on the subjugation of the Indians and we also freuently identify American Indians with the current back to natureenvironmental movements I remember as a kid reading books about the Apaches and wanting them to win It's natural I suppose to want to freely roam the West living off the land But this book dispels that myth Mr Cremony shares that the Apaches did not even farm; they lived off of hunting and what they could steal from their neighbors Comanches Navajos Americans or poor peasant Mexicans it didn't matter In fact that was the surest way to the top of Apache society the bolder and brazen a thief you were the respected you were and the wives you could support The point is that the Apache way of life was completely incompatible with modern society and a win for the Apaches would mean the defeat of virtually everything we think is important todaySo the Apaches had to be subjugated and the faster the better for both them and civilization We look back with horror today on the cruel violence practiced by both sides but I think the thing to remember is that this was truly a fight to the death From reading the book I'm convinced that the Apaches at least the adults would never have been able to become productive members of society From youth they were taught that they were superior to all other races This belief was in some ways true Mr Cremony repeatedly stresses the importance of being constantly on guard when in Apache country since they would appear out of nowhere to kill you andor steal everything you ownedNevertheless beliefs such as this meant that the Apaches were like zebras untamable There would be no surrender or assimilation into society like immigrants from Europe They would have to be defeated by forceNote that Mr Cremony does not excuse the horrible cruelties committed against the Indians He is even very critical of how they were managed on the reservations We can certainly discuss what better methods could have been used but in the end it had to be doneI also appreciated the book because it illustrated how deep the chasm is between civilized man and the barbarian I believe this chasm exists regardless of whether we are discussing American Indians or the Germanic tribesmen who fought Rome It took generations no millennia to civilize Europe We should have some humility when we judge the actions of past generations especially if they were moving along the line that has given us the wonders of our modern world