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THE VICTORIO CAMPAIGN 1879: I Will Not Surrender the Hair of a Horse's Tail

 THE VICTORIO CAMPAIGN 1879: I Will Not Surrender the Hair of a Horse's Tail
by Watt, Robert

1-216410

This volume covers the background to the Victorio Campaign of 1879-1881. In the early 1870s, a mixture of diplomacy and successful military campaigning by General George Crook led to the formation of several reservations for various Apache groups such as the Mescalero, Chiricahua, and Western Apaches. Almost before the ink was dry on these treaties, an effort was made to rationalize this arrangement by placing the Apaches upon one reservation (the concentration policy). Includes 67 photos, 6 diagrams, 11 maps, and 22 tables.

In September 1877, Victorio led a large portion of his people off San Carlos and tried to return to Ojo Caliente. Between 1877 and 1879, Victorio and his followers resisted their removal back to San Carlos - periodically fleeing and raiding mainly in Mexico to survive; they minimized hostile activity in the USA in order to keep alive their hopes of a return to Ojo Caliente.

By August 1879, Victorio gave up hope that a return to Ojo Caliente was possible and declared war on the USA, as well as continuing their conflict with the Mexicans. Between September and December 1879, Victorio and his warriors - no more than 150 strong (and often as little as 50) - inflicted a number of defeats upon the Ninth Cavalry, US citizen volunteers, and Mexican State troops.

1 vol, 328 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late February 2018 ......$50.00

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