A Chiricahua Apache NoveleBook - 1998
This is the story of the last great Apache war as told through the character of Josanie, Chihuahua's older brother and the established war captain of his Chokonen band. Clashing with much larger American and Mexican forces, Josanie's warriors terrorized parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Sonora.
Karl H. Schlesier carefully interweaves fictional chapters with historical documents -- military records, eyewitness accounts, and newspaper reports -- and Apache songs and stories. Incorporating intimate glimpses of Apache life and culture, including a recounting of the gotal, or New Life, ritual of Apache girls, Schlesier tells the dramatic story of Josanie's people and of their fight to the death for a Chiricahua homeland.