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The Resource The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars], Terry Mort

The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars], Terry Mort

Label
The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars]
Title
The wrath of Cochise
Title remainder
[the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars]
Statement of responsibility
Terry Mort
Title variation
Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In February 1861, the twelve-year-old son of Arizona rancher John Ward was kidnapped by Apaches. Ward followed their trail and reported the incident to patrols at Fort Buchanan, blaming a band of Chiricahuas led by the infamous warrior Cochise. Though Ward had no proof that Cochise had kidnapped his son, Lt. George Bascom organized a patrol and met with the Apache leader, who, not suspecting anything was amiss, had brought along his wife, his brother, and two sons. Despite Cochise's assertions that he had not taken the boy and his offer to help in the search, Bascom immediately took Cochise's family hostage and demanded the return of the boy. An incensed Cochise escaped the meeting tent amidst flying bullets and vowed revenge. What followed that precipitous encounter would ignite a Southwestern frontier war between the Chiricahuas and the US Army that would last twenty-five years. In the days following the initial melee, innocent passersby -- Apache, white, and Mexican -- would be taken as hostages on both sides, and almost all of them would be brutally slaughtered. Cochise would lead his people valiantly for ten years of the decades-long war.Thousands of lives would be lost, the economies of Arizona and New Mexico would be devastated, and in the end, the Chiricahua way of life would essentially cease to exist. In a gripping narrative that often reads like an old-fashioned Western novel, Terry Mort explores the collision of these two radically different cultures in a masterful account of one of the bloodiest conflicts in our frontier history
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
979.004/972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E99.A6
  • E99.C68
LC item number
  • M66 2013
  • C636 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars], Terry Mort
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from p. 1 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some awful moment -- The Mexican War and its aftermath -- Hatred -- Miners at the tip of the spear -- The education of a warrior -- Bascom's Commission -- Bascom goes West -- Rising tensions -- From Fort Buchanan to Apache Pass -- Meeting the other -- Retribution -- Aftermath
Control code
ocm813931319
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605984223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813931319
  • (Sirsi) a1173717
Label
The wrath of Cochise : [the Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars], Terry Mort
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from p. 1 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some awful moment -- The Mexican War and its aftermath -- Hatred -- Miners at the tip of the spear -- The education of a warrior -- Bascom's Commission -- Bascom goes West -- Rising tensions -- From Fort Buchanan to Apache Pass -- Meeting the other -- Retribution -- Aftermath
Control code
ocm813931319
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605984223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813931319
  • (Sirsi) a1173717

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