Through the stories of the elders, he also learned how this way of life had changed since their capture, as many of the traditional ways of the Chiricahuas were altered or lost in the ensuing decades after Geronimo's people surrendered to the U.S. Army in 1886. Decades of incarceration followed - first in Florida, then in Alabama, and finally in Oklahoma. More than half died in hot, humid prison camps because the Chiricahuas had no inborn resistance to the virulent diseases brought to North America by Europeans. Then in 1913, with fewer than three hundred left, the Chiricahuas were released and received land allotments near their last prison site, Fort Sill, or on the Mescalero Apache Reservation where Ove arrived thirty-five years later.The men at Whitetail did their own car repairs, which tended to be primitive. One old Nash had bailing wire wrapped the wrong way around a broken drive shaft. This vehicle, when aquot;fixed ... The day revolved around meeting the immediate needs of the extended family for food, clothing, and shelter. The tempo picked up a bitanbsp;...
|Author||:||Robert S. Ove, H. Henrietta Stockel|
|Publisher||:||Texas A&M University Press - 1997|