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By Dan L. Thrapp

General George criminal deliberate and arranged the critical Apache crusade in Arizona, and normal Nelson Miles took credits for its profitable end at the 1800s, however the males who rather received it have been rugged frontiersmen equivalent to Al Sieber, the well known leader of Scouts. criminal trusted Sieber to steer Apache scouts opposed to renegade Apaches, who have been adept at hiding and raiding from inside of their local terrain. during this conscientiously researched biography, Dan L. Thrapp offers wide proof for Sieber’s services, noting that the expeditions he observed have been hugely winning while these from which he was once absent met with few triumphs. might be the best tribute to his skills was once paid via a San Carlos Apache who, irrespective of how depressing existence may perhaps turn into, simply because, he acknowledged, Sieber might locate him whether he left no tracks.

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20 Austin H. Oswald, Palo Alto, California, in correspondence with the author, July 5, 1960. 21 They even bandied rumors of possible trouble to come with the Mdewakantons (a subtribe of the Sioux), who were called Santees by most frontiersmen. The frontier was "just over yonder" in geography, but Albert Sieber would find that it was also a state of mind. There wasn't a fence or a trace beyond which you could say the wilderness began. From the heart of the village, on a still night, while the snow lay firm and luminous under a star-powdered sky, one could hear the rising, dismal wail of a timber wolf.

When he voted in Arizona elections during the early 1880's, Sieber stated that he was a native of Pennsylvania. Jess G. Hayes, Apache Vengeance (cited hereafter as Hayes), 67n. Al was naturalized on October 30, 1889. Minutes of the Second Judicial District Court, Globe, Arizona, Book 2, 1889, p. 39. 15 For copies of these I am indebted to the Right Reverend Monsignor Joseph J. Schweich, pastor of St. Joseph in 1960. 16 The wedding took place on October 30, 1851, a Thursday. Elizabeth was recorded as the daughter of John Hartman and Catherine Mueller.

Already there was a line from Chicago northwestward to Galena, tapping the rich lead mines and heading out at one of the busiest steamboat ports of the northern river country. From it each year hundreds of emigrants boarded packets which bore "Saint Paul" destination signs and churned up the Father of Waters to the head of navigation at the Falls of St. Anthony. St. Paul had five thousand or more settlers and was growing at the rate of a thousand a year. 19 17 Klein, op. , II, 1112. 18Republican obituary.

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