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The Resource The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars], Terry Mort

The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars], Terry Mort

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The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars]
Title
The wrath of Cochise
Title remainder
[the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars]
Statement of responsibility
Terry Mort
Title variation
Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In February 1861, the twelve-year-old son of Arizona rancher John Ward was kidnapped by Apaches. Ward followed their trail and reported the incident to patrols at Fort Buchanan, blaming a band of Chiricahuas led by the infamous warrior Cochise. Though Ward had no proof that Cochise had kidnapped his son, Lt. George Bascom organized a patrol and met with the Apache leader, who, not suspecting anything was amiss, had brought along his wife, his brother, and two sons. Despite Cochise's assertions that he had not taken the boy and his offer to help in the search, Bascom immediately took Cochise's family hostage and demanded the return of the boy. An incensed Cochise escaped the meeting tent amidst flying bullets and vowed revenge.What followed that precipitous encounter would ignite a Southwestern frontier war between the Chiricahuas and the US Army that would last twenty-five years. In the days following the initial melee, innocent passersby -- Apache, white, and Mexican -- would be taken as hostages on both sides, and almost all of them would be brutally slaughtered. Cochise would lead his people valiantly for ten years of the decades-long war.Thousands of lives would be lost, the economies of Arizona and New Mexico would be devastated, and in the end, the Chiricahua way of life would essentially cease to exist.In a gripping narrative that often reads like an old-fashioned Western novel, Terry Mort explores the collision of these two radically different cultures in a masterful account of one of the bloodiest conflicts in our frontier history
Summary
Recounts the 1861 events that brought a band of Chiricahuas under the warrior Cochise into conflict with the U.S. Army, and the warfare that resulted from those events
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10173881
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YDXCP
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Mort, T. A.
Dewey number
979.004/9725
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Free, Mickey
  • Bascom, George Nicholas
  • Cochise
  • Apache Indians
  • Chiricahua Indians
  • Indian captivities
Target audience
adult
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the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache Wars
Label
The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars], Terry Mort
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Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-313) and index
Control code
ocn813931319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
Extent
xiii, 322 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605984223
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)813931319
Label
The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars], Terry Mort
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-313) and index
Control code
ocn813931319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
Extent
xiii, 322 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605984223
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)813931319

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