The Apache Diaries by Grenville Goodwin
A Father-Son Journey

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In 1930, four decades after the surrender of Geronimo, anthropologist Grenville Goodwin headed south in search of a rumored band of "wild" Apaches in the Sierra Madre. Goodwin's journals chronicling his epic search have been edited and annotated by his son, Neil, who was born three months before his father's tragic death at the age of thirty-three. Neil Goodwin uses the journals to engage in a dialogue with the father he never knew.
 

About Grenville Goodwin

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Grenville Goodwin (1907?40) was a well-known and respected ethnographer of the Apaches. Neil Goodwin is an independent filmmaker and the president of Peace River Films. He has produced the documentary Geronimo and the Apache Resistance, as well as other films for public television.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by University of Nebraska Press. 304 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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An American ethnographer's journal of a 1930 sojourn with a band of renegade Apaches living in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains, published now for the first time, along with his son's account of travels in his father's footsteps.

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Years later, Goodwin's son, Neil, armed with his father's diary, set off to discover his father's enigmatic past and the Apaches he studied.

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The Apache Diaries is both a compelling mystery and a moving personal odyssey.

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In journal form, The Apache Diaries combines excerpts from the elder Goodwin's journey, filled with ethnographic observations and interpretations of the Sierra Madre Apaches, with entries from diaries from a series of journeys the son made starting some fifty years later.

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