Download e-book for iPad: Andele, The Mexican-Kiowa Captive: A Story of Real Life by J. J. Methvin

By J. J. Methvin

ISBN-10: 0585178909

ISBN-13: 9780585178905

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Early in 1867 Kiowa leader Many Bears paid the Mescalero Apache one mule, buffalo gowns, and a purple blanket to buy ten-year-old José Andrés Martínez. kidnapped close to his domestic in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in October 1866, he grew to become Many Bears's grandson, Andele. He fast tailored to his new lifestyles, grew to manhood one of the Kiowa, took half in Kiowa raiding events whilst he grew to become 16, and 3 instances married Kiowa women.

Confined to a reservation in Oklahoma after 1875, Andele within the Eighties sought to reclaim his former existence and again to his family members in Las Vegas. yet in 1889, feeling "his pursuits have been all pointed out with the Kiowa, and that he had discovered to like them," he back to the reservation, taught business arts on the corporation university, and aided the Kiowa in protection in their lands. within the Nineties Andele begun serving as a source to a new release of anthropologists learning Kiowa and Apache society. His captivity narrative, released in 1899 through the Methodist missionary J. J. Methvin, is a useful eyewitness description of Plains Indians. it's reissued with an creation through ethnohistorian James F. Brooks of the college of Maryland.

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22 But the most significant expansion was eastward, to the foothills and grasslands beyond the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Expansion eastward commenced in the 1790s, as llaneros (plainsmen) engaged in informal exchange with Plains Indians, and later with the formal commerce of the Santa Fe-St. Louis trade, established a series of villages along the Pecos and Mora rivers. 23 But the major incentive for eastern expansion came with the American conquest of 184647, when Page 8 Stephen Watts Kearney led an American Army of occupation into the province.

7782). The fact that Andele strove for status under the guidance of a "medicine man" suggests that he experienced remarkable good fortune in his adoption by Heap-of-Bears. Most captives in the Kiowas' ranked society fared not so well. Four hierarchical categories constituted Kiowa social organization: óndei, or successful warriors of noble bearing and generosity; óndeigupa, second to óndei, or people with noble qualities but without major military honors; Koen, or commoners without economic independence or military accomplishments; and Dapóm, or people without property, accomplishment, or even honor.

Buffalo Medicine Song 76 Page vi Chapter XIV Marauding Expedition into Texas. Massacre on the Washita 82 Chapter XV Tahan, the Captive Texan 87 Chapter XVI Indian Census by Capt. R. H. Pratt 92 Chapter XVII Startling Incidents. Rescue of Captives 94 Chapter XVIII Andele Disgusted with Indian Medicine 103 Chapter XIX Andele MarriesHas Trouble 106 Chapter XX Dog Soldiers 113 Chapter XXI Light Dawning 115 Chapter XXII Goes Home to New Mexico. Returns after Four Years. Converted and Joins the Methodist Church.

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