Thank you very much for the link to this very interesting book! Herbert Welsh was a member of the Indian Rights Association, as was Gen. George Crook.
Even though Mr Welsh's choice of words reveal that he is in no way free of prejudice and annyoing clichées this is still a very informative and important little book since it includes personal accounts from the prisoners at Fort Marion. It also contains correspondance from Charles B. Gatewood that shows the oh-so-gallant lieutenant in a different light; he certainly did an admirable job as an officer of the U.S. army, but he was not nearly as sympathetic with the Chiricahuas as generally believed. I do not want to take anything away from him - he may well have been an honest and pragmatic man.
I think if any of Emmet Crawford, Britton Davis or John Bourke would have been around in 1886 they would have been the choice to accompany Kayitah and Martine to the Aros River in the Sierra Madre.