The English Westerners' Society is in the process of producing a revised edition of Allan Radbourne's monograph on the origins of Mickey Free, 'Salvador or Martinez? - The First Fork on the Trail of Mickey Free'. The first edition, originally published in 1972, is long out-of-print. This publication should be available towards the end of this year.
Post by michaelfree on Jul 9, 2019 11:06:11 GMT -5
Does anyone know if I visit the Sharlot Museum if I would be able to view any original photographs of Mickey Free? This discussion offers a lot of info on him. I have read one book mentioned here but I will be getting the others.
Post by natethegreat on Aug 5, 2019 14:32:24 GMT -5
Mickey Free climbed a tree to avoid the Coyotero raiders. When the Coyotero leader approached Mickey he was going to kill him. He looked at Mickey and saw he had one eye only. The other was damaged. As fate would have it, the Coyotero brave also only had one eye, and spared Mickey's life. He decided to kidnap him. Yes it is true Felix Martinez aka Mickey Free learned the way of the Apache. He learned the hideouts and tracking methods.
Geronimo feared only one man, Mickey Free. Though he did not fear him due to war achievement or reputation, he feared his knowledge of all things Apache and his ability to walk the road of the white and red man simultaneously.
Although there were other skilled Apache scouts, their allegiance was always questioned. Mickey Free dedicated his life to catching Geronimo, Victorio, and Juh.