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In the Days of Victorio; Recollections of a Warm Springs Apache Paperback – November 1, 1972
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"This volume contains a great deal of interesting information." --"Journal of the West"
"The Apache point of view presented with great clarity." --"Books of the Southwest"
"A valuable addition to the southwestern frontier shelf and long will be drawn upon and used." --"Journal of Arizona History"
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As an Apache I would like to say that I read the review about James Kaywaykla's SELECTIVE ASPECTS on Apache history and culture and was more amused than anything else. Since I've had to deal with non-tribal people for most of my life (I was born on the San Carlos tribal area and have lived in Arizona all my life)I have found that correcting white folks' misconceptions about us Apaches has been nearly a full time job (Example: Do you people pay taxes? I just say: "I wish I didn't have to.") still as an historin I have to be objective and I realize that Apaches in war could be pretty rough. Still, knowing that I still have to deal with prejuidice in nearby towns tells that in the ole' West things were even worse. The point is this, Eve Ball wrote reason for writing the is fine book on Victorio's people was for non-tribal people to see the Apaches as human beings and in this she succeeded very well. An objective reader will see Kaywaykla and his people as such. For instance, you will find that many did not want to live a life of constant warfare and refused to go out with Geronimo in the spring of 1885--they were sent to prison in Florida anyway just because they were Chiricahua and the army couldn't catch the hostile ones. Also in the passage where where his beloved step father is sent to prison one can see the pain, hurt and loss that a child can feel at such an incident. The book shows how important family was (and still is) to the Apaches. In this book Juh (pronounced Whoa), Loco and Geronimo come alive and we see the lengendary Apache woman warrior lozen, is profiled as well. I give this book five stars because as an Apache I understand where the narrantor is coming from; any open minded person would as well.Read more ›
I recommend all to read this book and see what it was like from the Apache point of veiw.
This book is so dense and packed with drama and incident it was slow to read. The terrible feeling of being hunted was hard to bear. I took every killing and massacre personally. I identify with the Apache so much. I have, ever since I read a book about Geronimo when I was 12. His real name was Goyahkla, by the way. Indians don't give their children Spanish names.
Eve Ball is such a wonderful person. She took such extraordinary and painstaking care to compile these accounts and to cross check them with other sources.
He likes that it is factual and comes from interviews with Victorio. He can't
put it down, says he learned many things he had never heard before.
He's happy and I'm happy that I bought it for him.
Ball also includes footnotes referring the reader to perspectives of various white observers, especially where historical records differ from the Apache side. My only complaint is where these footnotes contained more than mere book, author, or page references and were included at the back of the book. I wish that the additional verbiage had been included at the bottom of the page so that my reading wasn't disrupted by going to the back of the book to see what the reference was about.
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Understanding the Apaches requires understanding Victorio, a great man. Mark Reps, author, ZEB HANKS: Small Town Sheriff; Big Time trouble seriesPublished 9 months ago by Mark Reps
Great book and well written. Our vacation guests loves this book too.Published 10 months ago by Hummingbird Ranch Vacation House Rental
An excellent book by an understanding and caring spokesperson for the Apaches involved in the last war against the US.Published 15 months ago by clayton r masters
This book resulted from Eve Ball happening to live in a part of the world and befriending Apaches who had known the old-time warriors, participants in the so-called Indian wars of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lonnie E. Underhill
Eve Ball set out to speak with Apache, and record what she was told. The result is some fascinatingly rich books, with irreplaceable wisdom. Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by Deva Lakshmi