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Title From Fort Marion to Fort Sill : a documentary history of the Chiricahua Apache prisoners of war, 1886-1913 / edited and annotated by Alicia Delgadillo, with Miriam A. Perrett
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xliii, 359 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
Summary From 1886 to 1913, hundreds of Chiricahua Apache men, women, and children lived and died as prisoners of war in Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Their names, faces, and lives have long been forgotten by history, and for nearly one hundred years these individuals have been nothing more than statistics in the history of the United States' tumultuous war against the Chiricahua Apache. Based on extensive archival research, this book offers long-overdue documentation of the lives and fate of many of these people. This reference work provides individual biographies for hundreds of the Chiricahua Apache prisoners of war, including those originally classified as POWs in 1886, infants who lived only a few days, children removed from families and sent to Indian boarding schools, and second-generation POWs who lived well into the twenty-first century. Their biographies are often poignant and revealing, and more than sixty previously unpublished photographs give a further glimpse of their humanity. This documentary work, based on the unpublished research notes of former Fort Sill historian Gillett Griswold, at last brings to light the lives and experiences of hundreds of Chiricahua Apaches whose stories have gone untold for too long. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Chiricahua Indians -- Biography
Chiricahua Indians -- Relocation -- Oklahoma -- Fort Sill
Chiricahua Indians -- Relocation -- Florida -- Saint Augustine
Indian prisoners -- Oklahoma -- Biography
Indian prisoners -- Florida -- Biography
Prisoners of war -- Oklahoma -- Biography
Prisoners of war -- Florida -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Native American Studies.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
Chiricahua Indians
Chiricahua Indians -- Relocation
Indian prisoners
Prisoners of war
Florida -- Saint Augustine
Oklahoma -- Fort Sill
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Delgadillo, Alicia, editor.
Perrett, Miriam A., editor
LC no. 2013011890
ISBN 9781461933922