Tells the story of the Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad's sojourn among the Apaches near the White Mountain Reservation in Arizona and his epic journey to locate the "lost" group of their brethren in the Sierra Madres in the 1930s
List of Illustrations viiPreface by Benedicte Ingstad ixIntroduction by Thomas J. Nevins xvii 1. The Long Migration 12. San Carlos 113. White Mountain 214. Glimpse of the Old and the New 355. Dance and Prayer 456. Apache Cowboy Life on the White Mountain Reservation 597. An Expedition Is Planned 778. South into Mexico 919. Through the Western Sierra Madre 10310. Nacori Chico 11911. Through the Heart of the Sierra Madre 12912. Dramatic Christmas 14713. Cave Country 15514. Prisoners from the Wilderness 171 Notes 183Bibliography 187
After practicing law for four years, then selling his practice for "fear of becoming rich," Helge Ingstad (1899-2001) became a self-taught ethnographer, historian, and world-renowned explorer. He is the author of the best-selling Land of Feast and Famine and coauthor (with Anne Stine Ingstad) of The Viking Discovery of America: The Excavation of a Norse Settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Benedicte Ingstad is the daughter of Helge Ingstad. Thomas J. Nevins is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of Virginia.
"Drawn from his journals, this is a very personal, detailed, and
engaging text that tells of his search for Apache who reportedly
moved south from the White Mountains of Arizona to escape
reservation life. Ingstad has interesting insights into both native
and Mexican cultures that make this book worthwhile. . . .
Recommended for public and academic libraries."-Library
Journal * Library Journal *
"If you like true tales about intrepid adventurers whose curiosity and lack of fear continually put them in the middle of rough-and-tumble scenarios, read this one."-Lee Allen, Tucson Weekly -- Lee Allen * Tucson Weekly *
"Ingstad never found the lost Apaches, but he did write a wonderful book. . . . now available in English for the first time. . . . It's a beautifully told story."-Martin Naparsteck, Salt Lake Tribune -- Martin Naparsteck * Salt Lake Tribune *
"Ingstad set out in 1936 to investigate the stories he had heard whispered about wild Apaches who roamed the Sierra Madre. . . . While Ingstad's long journey and fascinating adventures did not turn up any wild Indians, the story is an amazing chronicle."-Phyllis Morreale-de la Garza, Chronicle of the Old West -- Phyllis Morreale-de la Garza * Chronicle of the Old West *
"Well worth the read, particularly since his entourage included two contemporary Apaches, one of whom was formerly a warrior with Geronimo."-H. Henrietta Stockel, Journal of the West -- H. Henrietta Stockel * Journal of the West *