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The Apache Indians: raiders of the Southwest
The Apache Indians raiders of the Southwest Author:Sonia Bleeker, Althea Karr Copyright 1951 — The Apache of the Southwest have always been among the most colorful of all Indian tribes. Fierce raiders and fighters, they were for hndreds of years the terror of more peaceful tribes and of frontier settlers. Unlike many Indians, they were wanderers, moving their home camps as they needed new hunting ranges or planned new raid... more »s. They roamed over all the territory that now is Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico.
These dreaded fighters had a well-ordered life of their own. The camps were well governed and the religious ceremonies carefullly observed. Apache children were dearly loved, but both boys and girls received strict training. How the wickiups were built, what the Apaches ate and how their food was cooked, the sports and contests they enjoyed, their wily tricks in tracking down the herds of buffalo and deer. All these and many other interesting habits and customs are described. Apache women were skilled potters and basket makers. We see how they carried on these crafts, and the pictures show some of the beautiful designs. Other chapters tell the history of the Apaches, past and present, and how they live today.« less