Publisher description for Apache legends and lore of southern New Mexico : from the sacred mountain / Lynda A. Sanchez.


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Storytelling has been a vital and vivid tradition in Apache life. Coyote tales, the creation legend and stories of historic battles with Comanche and Anglo intruders create a colorful mosaic of tribal heritage. Percy Bigmouth, a prominent oral historian of the Mescalero and Lipan Apache tribes, realized in the early twentieth century that the old ways were waning. He wrote in longhand what he had learned from his father, Scout Bigmouth, a prison camp survivor at Fort Sumner and participant in the turbulent Apache Wars. Join author Lynda Sánchez as she brings to light the ancient legends and lore of the Apaches living in the shadow of Mescalero’s Sacred Mountain. Seventy-five years in the making, this collection is a loving tribute to a way of life nearly lost to history.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Apache Indians -- New Mexico -- Folklore.
Mescalero Indians -- New Mexico -- History.
Lipan Indians -- History.
Mescalero Indians -- New Mexico -- Folklore.
Lipan Indians -- Folklore.
Indian mythology.