Lt. Charles Gatewood & His Apache Wars Memoir by Charles B. GatewoodLt. Charles Gatewood & His Apache Wars Memoir by Charles B. Gatewood

Lt. Charles Gatewood & His Apache Wars Memoir

byCharles B. GatewoodEditorLouis Kraft

Paperback | January 1, 2009

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Lt. Charles B. Gatewood (1853–96), an educated Virginian, served in the Sixth U.S. Cavalry as the commander of Indian scouts. Gatewood was largely accepted by the Native peoples with whom he worked because of his efforts to understand their cultures. It was precisely this connection between Gatewood and the Indians, and with Geronimo and Naiche in particular, that led to his involvement in the last Apache war and his work for Indian rights.

Realizing that he had more experience dealing with Native peoples than other lieutenants serving on the frontier, Gatewood decided to record his experiences. Although he died before he completed his project, Lt. Charles Gatewood & His Apache Wars Memoir is an important firsthand account of Gatewood’s life as a commander of Apache scouts and as a military commandant of the White Mountain Indian Reservation. Louis Kraft presents Gatewood’s previously unpublished account, complementing it with an introduction, additional text that fills in the gaps in Gatewood’s narrative, detailed notes, and an epilogue. Kraft’s work offers new background information on Gatewood and throws the manuscript into new relief as a fresh account of how Gatewood viewed the events in which he took part.
Louis Kraft, an independent scholar, is the author of Gatewood & Geronimo and Custer and the Cheyenne: George Armstrong Custer’s Winter Campaign on the Southern Plains.
Title:Lt. Charles Gatewood & His Apache Wars MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.45 × 0.7 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803218842

ISBN - 13:9780803218840

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Prologue - The Adventure Begins
Chapter One - Mismanagement and the Last Outbreak
Chapter Two - The Apache Indians
Chapter Three - Military Commandant
Chapter Four - Civil Problems
Chapter Five - Gatewood and Geronimo
Epilogue - Slow Fade to Oblivion
Appendix - Old Black Joe's Devil

Editorial Reviews

"Lt. Charles Gatewood & His Apache Wars Memoir is a unique and welcome supplement to American military history or Native American studies shelves."—James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review
- James A. Cox - Midwest Book Review