By James L. Haley
Apaches: A heritage and tradition Portrait, James L. Haley’s dramatic saga of the Apaches’ doomed guerrilla struggle opposed to the whites, used to be a thorough departure from the strategy via prior histories of white-native clash. Arguing that "you can't comprehend the historical past until you know the culture," Haley first discusses the "life-way" of the Apaches - their mythology and folklore (including the recognized Coyote series), spiritual customs, daily life, and social mores. Haley then explores the tumultuous a long time of alternate and treaty and of betrayal and bloodshed that preceded the Apaches’ ultimate army defeat in 1886. He emphasizes figures that performed a decisive position within the clash: Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Geronimo at the one hand, and Royal Whitman, George criminal, and John Clum at the different.
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04972dc2197-3283 CIP Copyright © 1981 by James L. Haley. Preface to the Paperback Edition copyright © 1997 by James L. Haley. All rights reserved. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. A. First edition, 1981. First printing of the University of Oklahoma Press edition, 1997. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Page v To my mother, who bore me twice Page vii CONTENTS Acknowledgments x Preface xi Preface to the Paperback Edition xxiii Book One The Earth Is New 3 Tin-ne-áh: The People 8 The Slaying of the Monsters 14 Spanish Antecedents 24 The People Are Set Out 43 The Spanish Become Mexicans 49 Coyote's Journey 53 Book Two They Have Power 63 Power Is in It 68 Herbalism 76 In This Way We Live 80 We Hunt Them 84 Food All Around 90 A Good Woman Is Busy 100 Page viii He Makes Weapons 109 They Scout Around 116 Babies 122 Rites of Passage 130 Courtship and Marriage 142 The Social Order 153 They Have a Big Time 159 Crime and Punishment 168 Death, Burial, and Eternity 171 Book There Pindah-Lickoyee 181 Mangas and the Boundary Commission 191 Mangas Triumphant 201 General Garland's War 208 Dr.
If any analogy can apply, it would likely be to billiard balls banking around a table. One provocative conclusion suggested by this is that, today, when a certain tribe of Indi- Page xvi ans files a lawsuit claiming a given parcel of land as their own by right of heritage, the chances are that it was not theirs, particularly, by heritage at all, but by right of conquest. Or, rather, it was theirs by racial heritage, but by tribal conquest. If that which is legitimately won by conquest can be, legitimately, lost by conquest, then what was the unique factor of the white conquest that causes the vilification by the modern historical community, when Indians conquering Indians is to be accepted as part of the natural order?
Page xi PREFACE So much has been written about Apache Indians during the past century that new material about them must bear some considerable burden of justification. The histories of the different tribes, and particularly their military defeat at the hand of the United States, have been hashed and served over and over. However, much less has been written of the astonishingly rich and varied Apache culture, and virtually all that has been done is readily accessible only to academic and professional ethnologists.