Apache Odyssey: A Journey between Two Worlds (Case Study in Cultural Anthropology) pdf epub fb2

Apache Odyssey: A Journey between Two Worlds (Case Study in Cultural Anthropology) by Morris E. Opler pdf epub fb2

Apache Odyssey: A Journey between Two Worlds (Case Study in Cultural Anthropology) Author: Morris E. Opler
Title: Apache Odyssey: A Journey between Two Worlds (Case Study in Cultural Anthropology)
ISBN: 0030789052
ISBN13: 978-0030789052
Other Formats: lrf lrf azw txt
Pages: 319 pages
Publisher: Holt McDougal; First Edition edition (December 1969)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1862 kb
Size EPUB version: 1791 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




In 1933, famed anthropologist Morris Opler met a Mescalero Apache he called Chris and worked with him to record the man's life story, from the bloody Apache Wars into the reservation years of the mid-twentieth century. Chris's vivid recollections are enriched at strategic moments with crucial background information on Apache history and culture, supplied by Opler.

Chris was born around 1880, the son of a Chiricahua man and a Mescalero woman. At the age of six, he and his family and other Chiricahua Apaches became prisoners of war and were relocated by the U.S. government to Florida and Alabama. Eventually settling on the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico, Chris grew up expecting to become a shaman like his parents. Although Chris apprenticed as a shaman, his confidence in his healing ability waned after he was forced at the age of seventeen to attend federal government schools. Nonetheless, his interest in Mescalero religion, healing, and other traditional customs and beliefs remained, and that intimate knowledge of his people's world underscores and deepens the story of his own life.