The Apache Wars (1861–86) have been a popular topic in American history for some time, and scholars have churned out a broad body of scholarship predominantly focusing on the roles of specific tribes and bands or biographies of participants, both Apache and U.S. Army. In The Apache Wars, Paul Andrew Hutton provides a comprehensive treatment of “the longest war in American history” with a special focus on Geronimo and the exploits of two less well known but no less important participants: the Apache Kid and Mickey Free. Intended for a broad audience, the book provides a thorough, balanced, and fairly traditional treatment of [End Page 518] the Apaches’ long struggle to retain their independence amidst a rapidly changing southwestern frontier.
Britten, Thomas A. Review of The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History, by Paul Andrew Hutton. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 120, no. 4 (2017): 518-520. doi:10.1353/swh.2017.0013.
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