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Author Mort, T. A. (Terry A.)

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

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus, c2013.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  979.004972 MOR    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-313) and index.
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.
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. 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.
Subject Cochise, Apache chief, 1805?-1874.
Free, Mickey, 1847-1914.
Bascom, George Nicholas, 1837-1862.
Apache Indians -- Wars.
Chiricahua Indians -- Wars.
Indian captivities -- Arizona.
Added Title Bascom affair and the origins of the Apache wars.
ISBN 9781605984223
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