From Cochise to Geronimo

Edwin R. Sweeney (University of Oklahoma Press, $39.95)
Edwin R. Sweeney (University of Oklahoma Press, $39.95)

This book marks the final volume in Edwin R. Sweeney’s trilogy on the Chiricahua Apaches.

He began with a biography of Cochise, whose death in 1874 started off a decade of struggle for his people. Unlike in his biographies of Cochise and Mangas Coloradas, Sweeney was able to capitalize on oral history to allow Chiricahuas to speak for themselves in his latest work. His sound scholarship shares how Chirachuas maintained their identity on and off San Carlos Reservation from 1874 to 1886.

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