The Apache Wars

The Apache Wars

The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History

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In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland.
 
They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid.
 
In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the violent history between the frontiersmen and the Native Americans in the Southwestern borderlands by following Mickey Free, a mixed-blood warrior who played a pivotal role in the fighting as he pursued the Apache Kid.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishing, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0770435823 (electronic bk.)
9780770435820 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 979.004972 HUT
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Apr 13, 2017

The Apaches, the Mexicans and the Spanish before them, and the Americans all fought viciously. The period from 1861, when Mickey Free (Felix Ward) was taken captive by the Apaches, till 1886 represents the longest war in American history. An amazing story of guerrilla warfare, where thousands lay dead at the end, and the means which each side used to pursue the other. Highly recommended. Not for the faint of heart; the story is bloody but true.

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