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Civilization of the American Indian #231: Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches

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Mangas Coloradas led his Chiricahua Apache people for almost forty years. During the last years of Mangasandrsquo;s life, he and his son-in-law Cochise led an assault against white settlement in Apacherandiacute;a that made the two of them the most feared warriors in the Southwest. In this first full-length biography of the legendary chief, Edwin R. Sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in which Mangas rose to power and the conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death.

A giant of a man, Mangas combined strength with wisdom and became leader of the Chiricahuas by 1842. Leading war parties against the Mexicans of Sonora, Mangas returned to his homelands in southwestern New Mexico with livestock, booty, and captives. In 1846 he welcomed Americans who joined in his fight against the Mexicans. But as more white miners, ranchers, and farmers encroached on the Apachesandrsquo; territory, tragic incidents caused retaliations that pressured Mangas, along with Cochise, to fight back in desperation. When Mangas finally tried to make peace in 1863, he was captured and killed by American soldiers. Ironically, the death of Mangas Coloradas, who had wished only to live in peace in his land, inflamed American-Apache relations and led to another twenty-three years of war.

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Mangas Coloradas led his Chiricahua Apache people for almost forty years. During the last years of Mangasandrsquo;s life, he and his son-in-law Cochise led an assault against white settlement in Apacheria that made the two of them the most feared warriors in the Southwest. In this first full-length biography of the legendary chief, Ed Sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in which Mangas rose to power and the conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death.

About the Author

Retired as a professional accountant, Edwin R. Sweeney is an independent scholar and the author of Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief; Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches; and From Cochise to Geronimo: The Chiricahua Apaches, 1874andndash;1886.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806130637
Subtitle:
Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches
Author:
Sweeney, Edwin R.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Chiricahua Indians -- History.
Subject:
Mangas Coloradas
Subject:
Chiricahua Indians -- Biography.
Subject:
Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian Series
Series Volume:
231
Publication Date:
20110730
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 b&w illus., 3 maps
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 2.29 lb

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Civilization of the American Indian #231: Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches
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Mangas Coloradas led his Chiricahua Apache people for almost forty years. During the last years of Mangasandrsquo;s life, he and his son-in-law Cochise led an assault against white settlement in Apacheria that made the two of them the most feared warriors in the Southwest. In this first full-length biography of the legendary chief, Ed Sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in which Mangas rose to power and the conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death.
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