A Story of the Apache Wars

Graphic Novel - 2016
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The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. The people, like Goyahkla, lose his family and everything he loves. After having a vision, the young Goyahkla approaches the Apache leader Cochise, and the entire Apache nation, to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyakhla into the Native American hero Geronimo. But the war wages on. As they battle their enemies, lose loved ones, and desperately cling on to their land and culture, they would utter, "Indeh," or "the dead." When it looks like lasting peace has been reached, it seems like the war is over. Or is it? INDEH captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war--as told through the eyes of Naiches and Geronimo--who then try to find peace and forgiveness. INDEH not only paints a picture of some of the most magnificent characters in the history of our country, but it also reveals the spiritual and emotional cost of the Apache Wars. Based on exhaustive research, INDEH offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and, ultimately, retribution. The Apache left an indelible mark on our perceptions about the American West, and INDEH shows us why.
Topical Term: Apache Indians
Apache Indians
Graphic novels
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781401310998
Branch Call Number: GN INDEH
Characteristics: vi, 232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Ruth, Greg


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SPPL_János Mar 15, 2018

A film project actor/author Ethan Hawke could never get off the ground is resurrected as a unique graphic novel. It depicts the merciless homeland security practiced by the Apache and the bad faith of the whites who refused to see their humanity. The black and white art is gorgeous but telling characters apart sometimes proved challenging.

Nov 27, 2017

A well written perspective from the Apache side of history. This book is so good that it should have it's own film adaptation.

Apr 19, 2017

Romantic and juvenile, not authentic. Cultural misappropriation. Dishonest self-promotional foreword, and bad afterword. Good illustrations, but poor dialogue and story telling.

ArapahoeLesley Dec 01, 2016

A beautiful fictionalized story of the Apache Wars, meaningfully written and strikingly illustrated. Gorgeous.

AnnabelleLee27 Oct 12, 2016

The artwork in this graphic novel of the Apache wars is amazing (and the reason I gave it 3 stars); I particularly love the portraits at the beginning & end of the book. However, I found the story telling to be less inspired and occasionally confusing. While I do think this book is important in its telling of the Apache wars from more of an Apache perspective, I thought it lacked subtlety or complexity (perhaps because it was originally planned to be a movie). I wished for more from this beautiful book about such a sad & violent topic.

Oct 08, 2016

A wonderful look at the Apache wars from both sides of the conflict. Hawke's writing is wonderfully honest to either side of the conflict, washing away the often romanticized history of the west.


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