The Apache Confronts the American

The first Americans who encountered the Apaches were soldiers and trappers. These first contacts were casual or accidental and happened in Mexican territory. The earliest report concerning this tribe from an American pen is that of Zebulon M. Pike, written in 1807, during his extended explorations in the unknown Southwest. Either purposely or “through an …

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Apache Girl’s Right of Passage

Beneath White Mountain in New Mexico, the Mescalero Apache Reservation prepares for a coming of age ritual. Over the span of four days, thirteen year old Ashina (sp?) Cochise will pass through an ancient test of strength, endurance and character that will make her a woman. [youtube width=”425″ height=”349″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B3Abpv0ysM[/youtube]

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