the Black Bear lost his love Ish kay nay to death killed his mortalBlack Bear has lost his love Ish kay nay to death killed his mortal Juh the Apache and does not understand his attraction to the white woman Wichita Billings he takes up the warpath as the Apache Devil Perhaps famous for his science fiction masterpieces Edgar Rice Burroughs proves himself adept at capturing a poignant passage of human history Using an accurate timeline he weaves a love story through the epic and heartrending attempts of the Apache to cling to their traditional way of lifeOriginally published in the early part of the twentieth century the romantic element may be too traditional for some but this allows for the bulk of the story to concentrate on the struggle between two very different culturesAn easy enjoyable read that follows the final war trails of Geronimo and his diminishing band of warriors as the wild west was finally tamed This book surprised meI rather expected the Apaches to be the bad. This is the 2nd Ballantine printingCover Artists Tim and Greg HildebrandtSeuel to The War ChiefFrom inside cover of Ballantine first editionShoz Dijiji #the Black Bear a white man who believed himself to be a full blooded Apache # Black Bear a white man who believed himself to be a full blooded Apache who had dedicated his life to a feud against the treacherous white eyes who had invaded his country and destroyed his family To the pony soldiers and. Guys given the time this
was written Instead the AUTHOR REALLY FOCUSED ON THE MASSIVE INJUSTICES DONE TO really focused on the massive injustices done to Nativewritten Instead the author really focused on the massive injustices done to the Native and puts Geronimo in a sympathetic lightThe Apaches have done far less to us than we have to them They only kill and torture us we take everything from them They don t value their life and comfort above everything else like we do We take what is most important to them they take from us what is of little value to themInteresting and unlooked for point of viewThe story as is usual with Burroughs is fast paced and intriguing the characters sharply defined and true to life if perhaps a little over dramatizedThe only thing #I Disliked About It Was The Continual # disliked about it was the continual to the Native paganism Not something I really wanted to know about Great story by a great writer ERB s sad account of the demise of the Apache Marred by a painful heroine called Wichita and an uneasy ending This is the second novel of the Apache series a Western and historical fiction which includes a very sympathetic biography of the life of Geronimo. To white travellers he became known as the Apache Devil a pitiless scourge who swept in killed took his vengeance and slipped away without a trace Thus Shoz Dijiji the adopted son of Geronimo was honored in his tribe And even among his sworn enemies there were those who called him ust and a friend One of these was a woman who loved Sho Dijiji But she was white an impossible obst.
Edgar Rice Burroughs