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9780896726529

Court Martial of Apache Kid

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  • ISBN13:

    9780896726529

  • ISBN10:

    0896726525

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: Texas Tech Univ Pr
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Summary

In 1887, when a young first sergeant of scouts at San Carlos Agency left his duty station to avenge his grandfather's murder in a tribal manner, he began an inextricable journey through three legal systems: Apache, military, and civil. Though his trials would not end in justice, each played its part in transforming Apache Kid into Arizona's legendary renegade of renegades. Tried for desertion and mutiny under military law, Kid was initially sentenced to death by firing squad, a sentence remitted on appeal. Then, civil authorities charged and convicted Kid for assault to murder and sentenced him to seven years in the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma. Though Kid spoke no more than seven hundred words at his court martial, Clare McKanna's use of them in illuminating this legal odyssey is as compelling as Kid's escape and legend.

Author Biography

Clare V. McKanna, Jr. teaches history at San Diego State University.

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