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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
(1896)

Chapter XXXVI. A campaign against the Apaches (Captain Maus' narrative),   pp. 450-479 PDF (11.9 MB)


Page 479


                     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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