Orphaned adoptee into the Apaches "The Story Combines Burroughs Usual "story combines Burroughs usual tale with historical fact romance heartbreaking tragedy and a powerful statement of the evil of racial bigotry I think every Burroughs fan should read the Apache series Only okay Pretty leaden prose honestly The seuel to ERB s 1927 western The War Chief begins with our hero Shaz Dijiji Black Bear trying to pick up the pieces of his life amid the tragic circumstances surrounding his loved ones in that first book He s still a young man in his early 20 s when this book begins still an Apache warrior chief but the end of the Apaches as a people is becoming
AND EVIDENT THE NOVEL IS Aevident The novel is a of two types of stories It s partly an accurate historical novel that chronicles the final years of Geronimo and his renegades before the final peace agreements and the eventual life on a reservation It also includes a typical western tale told from the Apaches point of view that centers on Shaz Dijiji and his needing to come to grips with his own origins as a white man A potential romance may be in the cards dare we hope for a happy ending for him I ve thought before that ERB was ahead of his time when it comes to appreciating the plight of the Native Americans and this novel proves it It s hard to believe this was first published in 1928 given the sympathetic vi. To white travellers he became nown as the Apache Devil a pitiless scourge who swept in illed 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 just and a friend One of these was a woman who loved Sho Dijiji But she was white an impossible obst. ,
Ew the author has for Geronimo and his peopleERB isn t well nown for his westerns probably because there are only a handful of them and when compared to his prolific output and world famous settings and characters like John Carter Tarzan David Innes etc it s just hard to compete But one gets the impression that the "author s own experiences in the West #As An Enlisted Soldier #an enlisted soldier the 7th US Cavalry in Fort Grant "s own experiences in the West as an enlisted soldier with the 7th US Cavalry in Fort Grant Territory were forever imprinted on his psyche and came pouring out in these two novels I wish there were in this series 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 ERB s sad account of the demise of the Apache Marred by a painful heroine called Wichita and an uneasy ending A satisfying seuel to The War Chief. Acle to the racial pride of an Apache warrior So Sho Dijiji continued to live his life of hate and loyalty and love of running fights of massacre and torture; until at last even the tribe of Geronimo signed a peace treaty with the white men and Sho Dijiji learned that the woman he loved had been stolen by renegade white outlaws Then Sho Dijiji hunted as he had never hunted before. .
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This is the seuel to the war chief Excellent story OP A seuel to The War Chief Shoz Dijiji the Black Bear has lost his love Ish How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead kay nay to deathilled his mortal enemy Juh the Apache and does not understand his attraction to the white woman Wichita Billings he takes up the warpath as the Apache Devil Great story by a great writer This book surprised
MEI RATHER EXPECTED THE APACHES TOrather expected the Apaches to the bad guys given the time this was written Instead the author really focused on the massive injustices done to the Native people and puts Geronimo in a sympathetic lightThe Apaches have done far less to us than we have to them They only ill 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 reference to the "Native Paganism Not Something I "paganism Not
Something I Wanted ToI wanted to about 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 The novel s fictional hero is a white. 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 and 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. .