COCHISE OF ARIZONA by Oliver La Farge
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COCHISE OF ARIZONA

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A Pulitzer prize winning author for this will take the hurdle of duplication, and it stands on its own as another sympathetic study of the famous Indian chieftian. Actually, however, it is less well-rounded then Edgar Wyatt's (Whittlesey -see report P. 336) which is for somewhat older children. The La Farge story begins with the chief at the height of his power. He writes of the blots on American-Indian relations that dogged his life; he weaves in details of Apache life and the conflicts introduced by so-called civilization. But one misses the childhood portrait of the Wyatt book, and the more penetrating picture of Indian culture.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1953
Publisher: Aladdin Books