In the Days of Victorio: Recollections of a Warm Springs Apache
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In the Days of Victorio: Recollections of a Warm Springs Apache

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Chief Victorio of the Warm Springs Apache, has recounted the turbulent life of his people between 1876 and 1886. This eyewitness account . . . recalls not only the hunger, pursuit, and strife of those years, but also the thoughts, feelings, and culture of the hunted tribe. Recommended as general reading. —Library Journal

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Paperback, 222 pages
Published November 1st 1972 by University of Arizona Press (first published November 1st 1970)
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Oct 08, 2011 Anne rated it 3 of 5 stars
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...a haunting narrative of the history of the Apache and events that unfolded during the 1880s, as told to author, Eve Ball, by James Kawaykla. He lived longer to recount Apache history than any of his fellow tribesmen, and at the time of the events was a young child. Compelling and heartbreaking, this is a recommended read for anyone interested in Native American history and the saga of the Southwest.
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Offers a great glimpse of the lives of Native Americans who were evading and fighting the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars period of American Western History. Very much enjoyed the accounts of tracking, hunting, evading, and simply surviving. Sometimes hard to follow exactly what is going on in the story but a great account from the Native perspective nonetheless.
A haunting story of a great people who were hounded out of their homeland like animals. A people who had much respect for each other.
Vivid, effortless writing. Fascinating story. My very favorite of the Native American sagas.
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In the 1940s and 1950s, long before historians fully accepted oral tradition as a source, Eve Ball (1890–1984) was taking down verbatim the accounts of Apache elders who had survived the army’s campaigns against them in the last century. These oral histories offer new versions—from Warm Springs, Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Lipan Apache—of events previously known only through descriptions left by no...more
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