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The Social Organization of the Western Apache
by Grenville Goodwin
preface by Keith H. Basso
University of Arizona Press, 1969
eISBN: 978-0-8165-4072-3 | Paper: 978-0-8165-3523-1 | Cloth: 978-0-8165-0194-6

Presents an in-depth historical reconstruction and a detailed ethnographic account of the Western Apache culture based on firsthand observations made over a span of nearly ten years in the field

The Social Organization of the Western Apache is still one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the social life of an American Indian tribe. Grenville Goodwin knew the Western Apache better than any other ethnographer who ever lived. And he wrote about them from the conviction that his knowledge was important—not only for specialists interested in the tribes of the Southwest, but for all anthropologists concerned with the structure and operation of primitive social systems.
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