Gatewood & Geronimo, by Kraft, Louis
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- ISBN: 9780826321305 | 0826321305
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/1/2000
The two pre-eminent warriors of the Apache Wars between 1878 and 1886, Lieutenant Charles B Gatewood of the Sixth United States Cavalry and Chiricahua leader Geronimo, respected one another in peace and feared one another in war. Within two years of his posting to Arizona in 1878, Gatewood became the army's premier 'Apache man' as both a commander of Apache scouts and a reservation administrator, but his equitable treatment of Indians aroused the enmity of civilian and military detractors, and the army shunned him. Showing the depravity and desperation of the Apache wars, Louis Kraft dramatically recreates Gatewood's final mission and poignantly recalls the United States government's betrayal of the Chiricahuas, Geronimo, and Gatewood at the campaign's end.