By M. Patterson
The AmericanIndian tradition consisted of particular customs and traditions that regulated every little thing from who could lead the tribes to who may marry in the tribes. They stored specific, certain bills in their tribal histories simply because they foresaw the significance of passing down their histories.
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In 1900, fifteen years after his last break-out in 1885, Outing magazine still believed the worst: Seventy-six white men, women and children were killed by Geronimo in his last raid. 12 This was giving the devil a good deal more than his due, since Geronimo was only a minor figure until the eighties, overshadowed by Victorio, Mangus Colorado, and Cochise. The Apache menace, however, was very real to the settlers. Historians now discount the outrage of the pioneers and the hysterics of the newspapers, attributing ulterior motives to the merchants and editors as they demanded more soldiers to chase Indians and bring more business to Arizona and New Mexico.
199, 244. , p. 53. 8 General Nelson A. Miles, Personal Recollections and Observations (Chicago: The Werner Company, 1897), p. 445. 9 General George Crook, "The Apache Problem," typescript, Gatewood Collection, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, Box 2, Folder 5. 10 Woodworth Clum, Apache Agent: the Story of John P. Clum (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1978, first published, 1936), p. 228. 11 Carolyn Row Barber to C. L. , May 31, 1985. 12 "Outdoor Men and Women," Outing (January, 1900), p.
44 Even the later paperback novels show signs of generosity toward the Apaches. Al Sieber, Crook's chief of scouts and a man with no delusions about the situation, is sometimes the spokesman. In Lewis B. Patten's The Hands of Geronimo he comments: "All in all, I'd say it was a goddam stinkin' mess that nobody can do much about. " I asked. "Treat 'em right. See that they got food and clothes enough to keep 'em warm. Let 'em live in the mountains around Fort Apache where they've always lived. "45 Hunter Ingram in Fort Apache (1975) takes the campaign a few steps farther.
Early American Indian Tribes by M. Patterson