Second Jumper: Searching for his bloodline
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The author, a descendant of the Chiricahua Apaches, reveals the strife and triumphs of his ancestors, who in 1886 were banned from their homeland and imprisoned in Florida. After their arrival, his great-grandparents were separated from the bulk of the survivors and sold to Cuba as slaves. Years later, their descendants migrated to Florida, settling near the Everglades, home of the Seminole Indians. With their encouragement, the author set out on a cross-country odyssey in search of his native bloodline. His journey ended when he found a group of Chiricahuas and his long lost relatives living amongst the Mescalero Apaches of New Mexico. Welcomed and accepted, the author was inaugurated into the Medicine Circle as a singer for their Crown Dancers, whose members descended from the great warriors-Cochise, Victorio, Chihuahua, Chatto and Geronimo. Their faces, statements, and stories along with those of the Florida Seminoles are in this book.
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Jul 12, 2011An invaluable contribution to the history of the Chiricahua Apache People. An inspiration to those who still have undocumented stories that should be preserved for future generations! Well written - from the heart!
Jun 15, 2011By Elaine Schmid, Orlando FL Discover a piece of American History, not known to the general public. Follow the author throughout his journey and travels in quest for tracking down the footsteps and bloodline of his Chiricahua Apache ancestors and Seminole Indians. Every place the author visits, he is greeted by a handful of survivors, who greet him with great love and compassion, giving him another piece of the missing puzzle, thereby supporting his honorable mission and search for the truth. The author is invited to visit the most sacred places of the Chiricahua Apaches. As he is absorbing and reflecting on the beauty of the nature surrounding him, he is deeply touched and humbles himself to give thanks to the Creator God, experiencing great respect and reverence towards the great warriors of the past. Get to know the author as a Native American dancer, firefighter, alligator wrestler, and as a man with great integrity, respect, love for others, and a kind and humble heart. I was... More > completely taken in and fascinated by Siggy’s search for his bloodline. Pick up your own copy, and start reading his story, you won’t be able to put the book down, you might as well call in “sick” at work and read it cover to cover… Elaine Schmid, Orlando Florida< Less
May 5, 2011I have known Apaches at Mescalero for several years and have a deep respect and admiration for this amazing culture. For those who have any interest in Apache history, this book is a MUST HAVE. In this review, I want to comment on something beyond all the intimate information recorded on these pages about what it means to be an Apache. Unexpectedly, I found this book to be an almost supernatural tribute to the controversial scouts, especially Chatto. This book is long overdue paying tribute to those who loved their people under very difficult times yet were despised for it. Reluctantly I admit to be guilty of foolishly regarding the role of scouts as an enemy of the Apache way of life--this book illustrates how wrong that view is! A new American Hero has been etched on my heart forever. His name is Chatto. There is so much more in this book I could rave about as the reason why you have to read it but what moved me the most is how it resurrects a hero who so deserves to be revered.
Apr 21, 2011This book is a must read for anyone interested in Native American history. While there are many books about American Indians, there are few written by an American Indian. Throughout the author's journey to trace his blood lines, he gains the trust and respect of other Apache and Seminole tribe members. As a result, he is given access to little known tribal information and never before seen photos. He is also invited to participate in ancient rituals and visit many sacred sites. The author is a natural born storyteller, and his story is a fascinating and important piece of American history. Buy this book. You won't be disappointed.
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- Sigfried R. Second-Jumper (Standard Copyright License)
- August 21, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.08 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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