Publication: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1974, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
First edition. Large quarto. Limited to 150 signed and numbered copies, of which this is number 65. Full leather, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, tan front and rear endpapers, 447 pp., preface, introduction, illustrated, portraits, maps, conclusion, bibliography, notes, index. Charles W. Harris, Southwest Historical Quarterly says: "The People Called Apache equals or exceeds Mails' other two beautiful books on the American Indians…." Much information on the four Apache groups of Arizona and New Mexico - - Western Apache, Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Jicarilla - - that have been distinct units for centuries. Almost every facet of Apache life is discussed and illustrated, with special emphasis given to their religious practices. The history of each group is discussed in detail, and those customs particular to it. Some material, such as that concerning arts and crafts, games, and musical instruments, is placed in separate sections. The author profusely illustrates practically every detail of his text with a photograph or sketch (16 color plates, over 300 pictures and 200 charcoal drawings). Many of the photographs, in fact, are seen for the first time. A beautiful compilation, it is considered to be the definitive work on the Apache. A fine, bright and unread copy housed in the publisher's original cloth slipcase that is also in fine condition.
Inventory Number: 49806