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Author Griffin-Pierce, Trudy, 1949-2009, author.

Title Chiricahua Apache enduring power : Naiche's puberty ceremony paintings / Trudy Griffin-Pierce ; with a foreword by J. Jefferson Reid and Stephanie M. Whittlesey
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 185 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Contemporary American Indian studies
Contemporary American Indian studies.
Contents Ethnographic and historic background of the Chiricahua Apaches -- Military conquest as a physical, psychological, and symbolic event -- Exile and the construction of cultural identity -- Pratt and the Carlisle Boarding School -- The art of American Indian prisoners of war -- The Chiricahua Apache girl's puberty ceremony and Naiche's hide paintings
Summary A gripping story of the cultural resilience of the descendants of Geronimo and Cochise. This book reveals the conflicting meanings of power held by the federal government and the Chiricahua Apaches throughout their history of interaction. When Geronimo and Naiche, son of Cochise, surrendered in 1886, their wartime exploits came to an end, but their real battle for survival was only beginning. Throughout their captivity in Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma, Naiche kept alive Chiricahua spiritual power by embodying it in his beautiful hide paintings of the Girl's Puberty Ceremony - a ritual at
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-182) and index
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Subject Naiche, approximately 1857-1921.
SUBJECT Naiche, approximately 1857-1921 fast
Subject Chiricahua Indians -- Biography
Chiricahua Indians -- Social life and customs
Chiricahua Indians -- Government relations
Indian art -- Southwest, New
Puberty rites -- Southwest, New
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
Chiricahua Indians
Chiricahua Indians -- Social life and customs
Indian art
Puberty rites
New Southwest
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780817381349