"War With Geronimo & The Apache: Life Of Tom Horn, Government Scout & Interpreter; A Vindication" by Tom Horn is an eyewitness look at the Apache Wars & attempts to suppress the Chiricahua Apache led by the legendary Chief Geronimo in the 1880s
Tom Horn 1860-1903 was a renowned Indian scout, tracker, & sometimes detective. After leaving an abusive father at his Missouri birthplace at 16 years old, he went West eventually finding his way to Arizona. A quick study, he became fluent in both Apache & Spanish. Because of these proficiencies he was hired as a civilian tracker & interpreter by the US Cavalry. Rising to the position of Chief of Scouts, he helped track & capture the legendary Apache Chief Geronimo effectively ending the Apache Wars.
His book is an autobiography, written while he was in jail awaiting execution for a murder he is alleged to have committed during the cattlemen-sheepherder wars at the end of the 19th Century. Ancillary material at the end of the book pertains to this episode of his life, but the book is primarily about his career as a tracker & interpreter. As such it provides a first-hand view of the problems faced by the Cavalry in pursuing the wily Geronimo & his Chiricahua tribe.
A must read for those interested in the Apache Wars & the career of Geronimo.
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