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The Mescalero Apaches

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The Mescalero Apaches by C.L. Sonnichsen.  "A well-written history of a group of Indians who helped to keep the Southwest in an uproar for several centuries. The description of the earlier Apaches’ way of life, contrasted with their wretched life after the white man arrived, explains the uproar. The saddest words in the book are ’It need not have been that way.’ For here, retold as it affected and still affects the Mescaleros, is also the story of our errant and confused Indian policy. The book concludes with an evaluation of the situation the Mescaleros face today on their beautiful reservation in New Mexico. One hopes this warm, sympathetic and lucid history will find a wide audience to help banish the prevalent misconceptions and stereotypes of Indians held by many Americans. Recommended for all libraries."-Library Journal. University of Oklahoma Press. 5 3/8" x 8" softcover. 335 pages. Second edition 1973.

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