I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches by Sherry Robinson

By Sherry Robinson

This background of the Lipan Apaches, from archeological proof to the current, tells the tale of a few of the least recognized, least understood humans within the Southwest. those plains buffalo hunters and investors have been one of many first teams to obtain horses, and with this virtue they accelerated from the Panhandle throughout Texas and into Coahuila, entering clash with the Comanches. With a knack for making neighbors and forging alliances, they survived opposed to all odds, and have been nonetheless unfastened lengthy after their worst enemies have been corralled on reservations. within the such a lot thorough account but released, Sherry Robinson tracks the Lipans from their earliest interactions with Spaniards and kindred Apache teams via later alliances and to their love-hate relationships with Mexicans, Texas colonists, Texas Rangers, and the U.S. military. For the 1st time we listen of the japanese Apache confederacy of allied yet self sufficient teams that joined for conflict, security, and exchange. between their confederates, and led by means of chiefs with a diplomatic bent, Lipans drew towards the Spanish, Mexicans, and Texans. via the Eighteen Eighties, with their numbers dwindling and floor misplaced to Mexican campaigns and Mackenzie’s raids, the Lipans roamed with Mescalero Apaches, a few with Victorio. Many remained in Mexico, a few stole again into Texas, and others melted into reservations the place they'd kinfolk. They by no means surrendered.

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