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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 XXXVIII. The Arizona campaign. II,   pp. 494-505 PDF (4.7 MB)


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PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF
thence journeyed west together to Holbrook, Arizona, and from there to
Fort Apache. This last named post is situated in the White AMountains.
in a beautiful and picturesque country of lofty mountains, pine and cedar
forests, and near a great rushing, roaring mountain river full of trout.
The
country teemed with an abundance of game bear, deer, antelope, wild
turkeys and small game.
   I found at Fort Apache over four hundred men, women and children,
                         DRt-X\KEN INDIANS IN CUAMP.
belonging to the Chiricahua and Warmn Spring Indians, and a more turbu-
lent, desperate, disreputable band of human beings I had never seen be-
fore and hope never to see again. The Apaches omi this reservation were
called prisoners of war, yet they had never beemn disarmed or disumounlted.
Some of thenm had a little land under cultivation oni which they raised bar-
ley, out of which they mianufactured "' tisswiii," a most intoxicating
liquor,
which has the peculiar characteristic of rousing all that is turbulentu aud
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