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By Dr. Trudy Griffin-Pierce, J. Jefferson Reid, Stephanie M. Whittlesey

A gripping tale of the cultural resilience of the descendants of Geronimo and Cochise.             This publication finds the conflicting meanings of energy held by means of the government and the Chiricahua Apaches all through their heritage of interplay. whilst Geronimo and Naiche, son of Cochise, surrendered in 1886, their wartime exploits got here to an finish, yet their genuine conflict for survival used to be basically starting. all through their captivity in Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma, Naiche saved alive Chiricahua religious energy by way of embodying it in his appealing disguise work of the Girl’s Puberty Ceremony—a ritual on the very middle of tribal cultural existence and non secular strength.            This narrative is a tribute to the Chiricahua humans, who live to tell the tale this present day, regardless of army efforts to annihilate them, govt efforts to subjugate them, and social efforts to ruin their language and tradition. even supposing federal coverage makers dropped at undergo the entire energy at their command, they did not get rid of Chiricahua spirit and id nor to persuade them that their reduce prestige used to be simply a part of the typical social order. Naiche, besides many different Chiricahuas, believed in one other type of strength. even if no longer recognized to have strength of his personal within the Apache feel, Naiche’s work express that he believed in a necessary resource of religious power. In a really genuine feel, his work have been visible prayers for the continuation of the Chiricahua humans. obtainable to members for lots of reasons, energy helped the Chiricahuas continue to exist all through their history.            during this e-book, Griffin-Pierce explores Naiche’s art in the course of the lens of present anthropological idea on energy, hegemony, resistance, and subordination. As she retraces the Chiricahua odyssey in the course of 27 years of incarceration and exile through vacationing their internment websites, she unearths how the facility was once with them all through their darkish interval. because it used to be whilst the Chiricahua warriors and their households struggled to stick alive, energy is still the centering concentration for modern Chiricahua Apaches. even though by no means allowed to come back to their cherished place of origin, not just are the Chiricahua Apaches surviving this day, they're preserving their traditions alive and their tradition robust and important.

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And then I take the exit for the Cochise Stronghold, past the immense dry lake known as Willcox Playa to the scattered houses in the community of Sunsites. Pavement gives way to a dirt road. The Jeep bumps over the washboard road, and dust billows up behind me. Looking up at the high pinnacles and steep-sided peaks of the Dragoon Mountains, I can see what made it an impenetrable fortress that could be defended without much effort. Anyone approaching for some distance on the surrounding plain would be clearly visible.

No matter whom she married, she usually stayed in her local group territory, where her knowledge of the food resources of the area continued to be useful. She had learned from childhood how to ef¤ciently exploit its natural resources and then taught this to her daughters. Women thus contributed signi¤cantly both socially and economically, which helped ensure their relatively high status within the Chiricahua culture. The groom had to make the major adjustments when he married by joining his wife’s encampment.

By the late 1500s, the Apacheans had separated into smaller groups and spread over a region from northwestern Texas to central Arizona (Basso 2004:12). Over the course of centuries, they evolved into seven distinct groups—the Kiowa-Apache, the Western Apache, the Lipan Apache, the Jicarilla Apache, the Mescalero Apache, the Chiricahua Apache, and the Navajo—as each group split away from the main group and moved into what became its own territory and adapted to the local conditions of climate, terrain, and available food sources.

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