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By Joseph C. Jastrzembski

Examines the background, altering fortunes, and present scenario of the Apache Indians. contains a photograph essay on their crafts.

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Along the path to the crest, Juh’s people had placed huge stones that could be rolled down upon invaders. “[These stones] would sweep before them everything—invaders, stones, trees, Resistance to signal their willingness to trade with Mexican villagers or parley with American troops. These activities could be quite dangerous, as sometimes villagers captured Apache women, sending them into lives of enforced servitude. Favorite Apache stories concerned resourceful women who escaped captivity and under great odds managed to return to their people.

President James K. Polk and his advisers had counted on this dire situation to counter northern Mexican resistance to the American invasion. The government instructed military commanders to inform the people that they came as liberators and protectors and that soon the Apache and Comanche would be brought to heel. When war finally ended in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between the United States and Mexico made this promise explicit. In addition to the transfer of vast lands to the victorious Americans, the treaty bound the United States to prevent raiding south of the new international boundary and to rescue Mexican captives held by the Apache, Comanche, and other tribes.

Along the path to the crest, Juh’s people had placed huge stones that could be rolled down upon invaders. “[These stones] would sweep before them everything—invaders, stones, trees, Resistance to signal their willingness to trade with Mexican villagers or parley with American troops. These activities could be quite dangerous, as sometimes villagers captured Apache women, sending them into lives of enforced servitude. Favorite Apache stories concerned resourceful women who escaped captivity and under great odds managed to return to their people.

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