Shadows At Dawn: An Apache Massacre And The Violence Of History

Paperback | November 24, 2009

byKarl JacobyForeword byPatricia Nelson Limerick

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A masterful reconstruction of one of the worst Indian massacres in American history

In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O?odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered nearly 150 men, women, and children in their sleep. In the past century the attack, which came to be known as the Camp Grant Massacre, has largely faded from memory. Now, drawing on oral histories, contemporary newspaper reports, and the participants? own accounts, prize-winning author Karl Jacoby brings this perplexing incident and tumultuous era to life to paint a sweeping panorama of the American Southwest?a world far more complex, diverse, and morally ambiguous than the traditional portrayals of the Old West.

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A masterful reconstruction of one of the worst Indian massacres in American history In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O?odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered nearly 150 men, women, and children in their sleep. In the past century the attack, which came to be known as the Camp Grant Mass...

Karl Jacoby is an associate professor of history at Brown University and the author of Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves and the Hidden History of American Conservation, which was awarded the Littleton-Griswold Prize by the American Historical Association for the best book on American law and society and the George Pe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.43 × 5.51 × 0.88 inPublished:November 24, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143116215

ISBN - 13:9780143116219

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Table of Contents

Shadows At DawnForeword: Patricia Nelson Limerick

Introduction
A Note on Terminology

Part One: Violence

The O'odham
Los Vecinos
The Americans
The Nnee

Part Two: Justice

Part Three: Memory

The O'odham
Los Vecinos
The Americans
The Nnee

Epilogue

Acknowledgments
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Image Credits

Editorial Reviews

"Absorbing, brilliant . . . One of the best studies ever of the long conflict between tribes and races, soldiers, citizens, killers and victims, in the wild unregulated Southwest."
-Larry McMurtry