Item #028486 Mangas Coloradas; Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches. Edwin R. Sweeney.
Mangas Coloradas; Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches
Mangas Coloradas; Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches

Mangas Coloradas; Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches

Norman, OK; (1998): University of Oklahoma Press. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028486

First printing. 578p. Index. Notes. signed by the author on the title page. On July 7, 1946, the infamous scalp hunter James Kirker (like John Joel Glanton after him) lured a large band of Chiricahua Apache into the village of Galena, Chihuahua, beating to death males who were in a drunken stupor as well as women, children and babies. the procession with Apache scalps into Ciudad Chihuahua was joined by the governor, priests, bands of music and this led to the revenge motive of Mangas Coloradas. He tried to align himself with the US against the Mexicans but once in their control, he was brutally tortured and dismembered with his body parts being taken as trophies (his thigh bone survived). His son-in-law was Cochise who became one of the most skilled and intelligent warriors in the war with the U.S Army in the Southwest. A rich work enhanced with forty-one photographs, ten illustrations and two maps. Bound in light brown cloth, spine lettering dark brown. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket.

Price: $50.00

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