Good and interested book about an important time in US history when the southwest was undergoing struggles between three different cultures that resulted in a long drawn out conflict that prevented its settlement. The Apache bands raided, murdered, and plundered for centuries because that is the culture they were raised. This included other Indian tribes, Mexicans, and early American settlers were the target of this way of life that resulted in issue with your personal security. Life in the southwest depended greatly on how you in contact with them. The author describes the many events that finally resulted in the Apaches surrendering and settling on reservations that for the most part overlaid their original homelands. The author opinions about some of the people he has written about later in the history results in the exact opposite. This is the only issue I see with the book in general, this happens several times throughout the book. If you enjoy history I would give this book a try.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of this book.