Introduction /Chronology /Conscription and Enlistment /Training /Appearance /Weapons and Equipment /Belief and Belonging /Conditions of Service /On Campaign /The Aftermath of Battle /Collections and Museums
A detailed account of the upbringing, training and culture of the Apache Warrior of the American Southwest during the Apache Wars of the 19th century.
Dr Robert Watt is a lecturer at the University of Birmingham where he teaches a course on the Indian Wars for the History Department. He has previously published a number of articles for American history journals on both the Apaches and their campaigns throughout the 19th century and has travelled widely throughout Arizona and Mexico researching the subject. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series.
"This 64-page paperback concisely outlines how their upbringing, training and culture uniquely equipped them for survival in the harsh environment of Arizona and New Mexico. The text is illuminated by photos, maps, illustrations and marvelous color plates by Adam Hook showing Apaches' appearance, weapons, equipment and tactics. This book delivers insights into why the Apaches' abilities and endurance enabled them to keep fighting their American and Mexican adversaries long after many other North American tribes had been subdued." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure "...focuses on the Chiricahua Apache, lead by Geronimo and others, and looks to prove a military history of the Apaches free of the usual embellishments and myths. This group proved the most feared opponents of the US Army in the Southwest United States: their upbringing and training are covered in a powerful survey paired with photos and color artwork throughout, recommended for military history and Native American collections alike." --James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review (October 2014)