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With a level of detail that falls between that of Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve's The Apaches (1997), also for elementary school children, and Michael Melody's more extensive book The Apache (1989), Sonneborn's work chronicles the six Apache tribes' refusal to knuckle under despite numerous massacres and atrocities committed by Hispanic and other European settlers. Illustrated with a mix of color photos and period art and ending with a time line (to 2000) and brief lists of other resources, this focuses more on Apache history than on life ways, but makes a useful general survey. Titles about the Maya and the Wampanoag are also currently available.