The Land of Poco Tiempo

The Land of Poco Tiempo

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: often useful, sometimes admirable; but it is not the highest quality. The bull-dog is the only canine so brutally ignorant as to hold one grip till death. The higher dogs know better--they snap and dodge. Brains were made to save the hide as well as shoe-leather. If Leonidas had been an Apache, he would have killed off the Persian myriads a handful at a time, without once being seen by them. Three hundred Spartan wives and mothers would each have been a husband or a son ahead by the transaction; and we should have lost one of the most brilliant examples wherewith we are wont to call heroism. For certain reasons, which would be tedious of discussion here, the ideal war-maker is found in the savage, who has learned just enough from civilization to avoid its military follies--which are simply an enlargement of what he practised before his graduation. Uncelebrated in song, unappreciated by history--and thereby docked of his due proportion on Fame's canvas--there is one tawny figure to a brief inspection of whom I would invite you. For centuries which no pen has recorded, the Apache has been the most notable and the least noted of warriors. He has been the scourge of a territory greater than Europe, minus Russia. To this day his name is a bugbear throughout an area in which New England could be irrecoverably lost. It is not numbers that gave him his reputation. At the outside, his people cannot muster six thousand. Of his twenty tribes, seventeen no longer contain so much as the seeds of war. More than a decade ago they were brought into eternal submission by that silent, largehearted, broad-minded, belied but unanswering soldier, George Crook. The Apache who remained the ideal warrior was the Chiricahua, so called by the gentlemen who more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236625331
  • 9781236625335