A book of brief essays, illustrative art, and photography from often obscure historical and ethnological studies of Apache history, life, and culture in the last half of the nineteenth century. These snippets of history and culture provide insights into late nineteenth century Apache culture, history, and supernatural beliefs as the great western migration after the Civil War swept over the Apache bands in the late nineteenth century resulting in immense pressure for their cultures to change or vanish.
W. Michael Farmer combines over ten years of research into nineteenth century Apache history and culture with southwest living experience to fill his stories with a genuine sense of time and place. A retired Ph.D. physicist, his scientific research has included measurement of atmospheric aerosols with laser-based instruments, and he has published a two-volume reference book on atmospheric effects on remote sensing. He has also written short stories for anthologies and award winning essays. His first novel, Hombrecito's War, won a Western Writers of America Spur Finalist Award for Best First Novel in 2006 and was a New Mexico Book Award Finalist for Historical Fiction in 2007.
Author's Previous Titles:
*Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: The Betrayals of Pancho Villa
*Conspiracy: The Trial of Oliver Lee and James Gililland
*Killer of Witches:The Life and Times of Yellow Boy (Mescalero Apache, Book 1)
*Blood of the Devil: The Life and Times of Yellow Boy (Mescalero Apache, Book 2) is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2017.