Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925 / Personal recollections and observations of General Nelson A. Miles embracing a brief view of the Civil War, or, From New England to the Golden Gate: and the story of his Indian campaigns, with comments on the exploration, development and progress of our great western empire
Chapter XXXVI. A campaign against the Apaches (Captain Maus' narrative), pp. 450-479 PDF (11.9 MB)
CENTERAL NELSON A. MILES. 479 existence they were a strong, lithe, powerful people, with a singular lung pow er winch enabled them to climb those high altitudes without accident and with very little fatigue. The miountains were rugged and precipitous. and the valleys narrow and in many l)laces destitute of w-ater. If there had beeu a large numiber of Indians w here a strong body of troops could have been brought against them, the probleni would have beeu simple and easy of solution ; but to undertake to subjugate a smiall band that moved with the greatest rapidity from one inaccessihle point to ainother was more (I 11i cult.
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