Spirits of the Sierra Madre Mar 31, 2011 16:52:43 GMT -5
Post by xframe on Mar 31, 2011 16:52:43 GMT -5
thank you for your post and welcome to this board. I'm also kinda new here, but Jeroen, Kayitah and others are real experts.
Anyway I did read the english version of the book you mention above and just finished it two weeks ago. Naiches2 also here from the board was so kind to send me a pdf file of it.
This book was a great read and if you could post pictures on here it would be awesome, because I couldn't see them in the pdf!!
I can't really describe, but to read every word about the old Yahnozha and the things he told Ingstard 1937 about the time when he roamed the Sierra Madre with Geronimo was absolutely fascinating for me.
I share with kayitah the wishful thinking that the hidden people may have lived a kinda old lifestyle, but after reading this book I was even more sad. It killed the illusion. If there were a couple of Apaches left and roaming the Sierra Madre the early 20 century they really lived a very poor & dangerous life with nearly nothing. Always in fear to be hunt down and being killed.
But nevertheless I really can recommend this book for all of you who didn't know it. As I said just the parts about Yahnozha are amazing!
Is Yanozha said something of his family on the time of Geronimo's War?
It is wrote that when he surrended in 1886, he hed a wife of 20 years old. I am quite sure she was not Iskada (related to Loco whom Yanozha married). So who was she?
He might have said something, but unfortunately I can't remember on that one to be honest.
He was asked by Ingstard about what the band did when they were hiding in the Sierra Madre, or how they did tread captured white women. And he asked about the fights they had with the Mexicans. Also how he felt when he came to the mexican city/area he once raided...etc.
Does anybody know if Yahnozha has descendants who might be still alive? There was no info given in Ingstard's book, as far as I remember it.