First edition. 8vo. Inscribed and dated on the title page in the year of publication by the author. Two-tone quarter cloth and paper over boards, dark brown endpapers, x, 357 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, maps, epilogue, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Fort Bowie was established in 1862 at the site of the famous Battle of Apache Pass, where U.S. troops clashed with Apache chief Cochise and his warriors. The fort's dual purpose was to guard the invaluable water supply at Apache Spring and to control Indians in the developing Southwest. The story of the fort is presented in fresh contexts of national expansion and regional development, weaving threads of early exploration, transcontinental railroad surveys, the overland mail, mining, ranching, and the conflict with the Apaches. As new in as new dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 41578