Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Way of the Warrior

General George Crook, the U.S. Army commander who finally subdued Geronimo and his warriors in the 1880s, extolled the Apache as ‘tigers of the human species,’ although the Apache themselves attributed their daunting reputation in battle as much to shrewdness as ferocity. As Palmer Valor put it succinctly, a man who hoped to survive on the warpath ‘had to be mean and smart.’”

This volume from the Time-Life Books series “The American Indian” provides a nice overview of warrior cultures from numerous tribes. Western fiction lovers should find much to enjoy here with interesting text and evocative photos to put factual meat on the bones of many the fictional exploits we all love.

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