Massacre at camp grant thoroughly addresses both the history of the 1871 massacre and the construction of memory surrounding the event colwell chanthaphonh elevates the event to the level of academic discussion where it rightly belongs. A scholarly history of the massacre at camp grant it chronicles the incident from various viewpoints especially from the native american side which was not fairly covered at the time of the massacre it is not an easy read but interestingly points the finger of shame at some of the people after whom streets and neighborhoods in tucson are named. Massacre at camp grant forgetting and remembering apache history university of arizona press tucson colwell chanthaphonh chip 2003 the camp grant massacre in the historical imagination. Winner of a national council on public history book award on april 30 1871 an unlikely group of anglo americans mexican americans and tohono oodham indians massacred more than a hundred apache men women and children who had surrendered to the us army at camp grant near tucson arizona. Chip colwell chanthaphonh the author of massacre at camp grant forgetting and remembering apache history believes chiricahua apaches were responsible but the regions settlers blamed the camp grant apaches and they decided to end the problem once and for all william oury a former texas ranger and the mayor of tucson helped organize
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