The Black Legend : George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Apache Wars, Hardback Book

The Black Legend : George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Apache Wars Hardback

Description

In 1861, war between the United States and the Chiricahua seemed inevitable.

The Apache band lived on a heavily traveled Emigrant and Overland Mail Trail and routinely raided it, organized by their leader, the prudent, not friendly Cochise.

When a young boy was kidnapped from his stepfather's ranch, Lieutenant George Bascom confronted Cochise even though there was no proof that the Chiricahua were responsible.

After a series of missteps, Cochise exacted a short-lived revenge.

Despite modern accounts based on spurious evidence, Bascom's performance in a difficult situation was admirable.

This book examines the legend and provides a new analysis of Bascom's and Cochise's behavior, putting it in the larger context of the Indian Wars that followed the American Civil War.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384 pages, 3 Maps; 18 Halftones, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781493034451

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