By Joseph Alton Sladen, Edwin R. Sweeney, Frank J., Jr. Sladen
A tribute to the mythical leader and his humans and a remembrance of brave officers“Cochise” used to be a reputation that struck terror in hearts around the Southwest. but within the autumn of 1872, Brigadier basic Oliver O. Howard and his aid-de-camp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona’s rocky Dragoon Mountains looking for the elusive Chiricahua Apache leader. observed simply through a advisor and Apache scouts, they sought to persuade Cochise that the bloody battling among his humans and the americans needs to cease. Cochise had already reached that end, yet he had discovered no American reliable he may well trust.Slade, Howard’s dedicated aide, maintained a magazine in the course of their two-month quest from castle Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise’s stronghold. Joseph Sladen’s journal—enriched via Edwin R. Sweeney’s creation, epilogue, and full of life notes—is a distinct resource on Chiricahua lifeways and an engrossing story of go back and forth and event.
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Extra resources for Making Peace With Cochise: The 1872 Journal of Captain Joseph Alton Sladen
That summary contained the essence of the journal's final manuscript. On October 26, 1896, Sladen penned a forty-page letter to Alice Rollins Crane. Most of the information in the letter was drawn from Sladen's 1872 journal, though he might have added a few details and anecdotes. "30 Alice Crane, who was an intimate friend of Tom Jeffords, the frontiersman who had made the necessary preparations for the journey to find Cochise, had also requested information Page 20 about the mission from General Howard.
This was heady stuff for a twenty-seven-year old accountant from Boston, who would not publish anything until eight years later, to hear. I now had two people who believed in what I was doing, and they were two important ones at thatthe great Dan Thrapp and myself. I would like to thank several friends for their encouragement, advice, and hospitality. First is my favorite colleague in the historical community, Dan Aranda, of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Our mutual friend, the remarkable Eve Ball of Ruidoso, New Mexico, introduced Dan to me in the late 1970s.
D. 1911--Diaries, Chiricahua Indians--Wars, Chiricahua Indians--Treaties, Apache Indians--Wars, 1872-1873--Personal narratives, Cochise,--Apache chief,--d. 1874, Howard, O. --(Oliver Otis),--1830-1909. Page iii Making Peace with Cochise The 1872 Journal of Captain Joseph Alton Sladen Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney Foreword by Frank J. Sladen, Jr. UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS Norman and London Page iv Also by Edwin R. Sladen, Jr. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1911Diaries. Chiricahua IndiansWars.