Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars by Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth

Title: Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars, Author: Ethan Hawke Indeh. Finished 8-3-19, 3.5/5, graphic historical, 231 pages, pub. 2016

The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. Goyahkla, a young brave, has lost his family and everything he loves. After having a vision, he approaches the Apache leader Cochise to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyahkla into the Native American hero Geronimo. But the Apache Wars rage on. As they battle their enemies, lose loved ones, and desperately cling to their land and culture, they utter, “Indeh,” or “the dead.” When it appears that lasting peace has been reached, it seems like the war is over. Or is it?    from Goodreads

The history of the Native American Indians in this country always angers me and makes me sad.  This was no different.  The way they were treated was horrifying.  The illustrations in this graphic novel are perfection, the black and white showing the stark reality.  I learned a lot about the Apache Wars and Geronimo, both good guy and bad guy, just like us all.  I admit that I found the story confusing in some places, but kept with it and came away with a clearer picture. A quality graphic novel with an important part of history to be told.

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