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An Apache Life-Way: The Economic, Social And Religious Institutions Of The Chiricahua Indians (Kessinger Publishing Rare Reprints) Paperback – March 1, 2007


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  • Series: Kessinger Publishing Rare Reprints
  • Paperback: 548 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143258717X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432587178
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,240,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Morris Edward Opler is Professor Emeritus of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. Charles R. Kaut is Associate Professor Emeritus of anthropology at the University of Virginia.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Sunderland on April 4, 1998
Format: Paperback
Opler's book is the result of lengthy interviews with informants during the early part of the Twentieth century .He has quoted many of these Apaches verbatum without editorializing thereby providing an authentic picture of the tribal lifeway during the 19th century. The reader learns not only the ethnological facts but senses the feelings, values and emotions of these people. "An Apache Lifeway" remains the most definitive source of material cited in later publications on the subject. The book is easily readable because anthropological jargon is avoided.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Apache culture. It may not have the flow of novel but that is not the intention. This book is a glimpse into the lives of the fiercest and most honorable Native Americans that ever lived...the Apache.
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By S. H. on April 13, 2014
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Initially I thought someone had made an error and had shipped a new book rather than a used one. It looked that good. This book gives more detail of the daily life of the Chiricahua Apache - from their earliest childhood training to their social, religious, and political culture. I learned things from reading this one that were not even mentioned in five other books I've read recently on this subject.
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