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Massacre at Camp Grant: Forgetting and Remembering Apache History

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On April 30, 1871, an unlikely group of Anglo-Americans, Mexican Americans, and Tohono O’odham Indians massacred more than a hundred Apache men, women, and children who had surrendered to the U.S. Army at Camp Grant, near Tucson, Arizona. Thirty or more Apache children were stolen and either kept in Tucson homes or sold into slavery in Mexico. Planned and perpetrated by so ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 10th 2007 by University of Arizona Press (first published April 25th 2007)
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Efrem Sepulveda
Jun 28, 2011 Efrem Sepulveda rated it it was amazing
This is a good book on a key event in Apache history and discusses approaches on how to remember this event. The author goes into detail on the massacre at Camp Grant on April 30, 1871; he goes through the events that led up to the incident and the key players involved. I think what we should take away from this volume is that history is not black and white and that there was blame on both sides with regards to the general conflict. However, this event was unique in that the collection of Anglo- ...more
Katherine
Aug 21, 2009 Katherine rated it liked it
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Very interesting book but a bit too much philosophy on the meaning of history around the slimmer content of the events of the Camp Grant Massacre.
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Apr 19, 2017 Nancy rated it it was amazing
This book is not simply a retelling of the incident. Rather the author looks at the way politics, cultural beliefs, and cultural blindness to those deemed "other" shape a narrative. The author looks at the various accounts of the incident over time, what gets left in and what is left out. What becomes accepted as a "known" over time is not on as firm a ground as believed. Colwell-Chanthaphonh give the Apache account good coverage, something that has been missing, and when it is acknowledged is o ...more
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