By J. J. Methvin
Early in 1867 Kiowa leader Many Bears paid the Mescalero Apache one mule, buffalo gowns, and a pink blanket to buy ten-year-old José Andrés Martínez. kidnapped close to his domestic in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in October 1866, he grew to become Many Bears's grandson, Andele. He quick tailored to his new lifestyles, grew to manhood one of the Kiowa, took half in Kiowa raiding events whilst he became 16, and 3 occasions married Kiowa women.
Confined to a reservation in Oklahoma after 1875, Andele within the Eighties sought to reclaim his former existence and lower back to his kinfolk in Las Vegas. yet in 1889, feeling "his pursuits have been all pointed out with the Kiowa, and that he had realized to like them," he again to the reservation, taught business arts on the corporation tuition, and aided the Kiowa in security in their lands. within the Eighteen Nineties Andele all started serving as a source to a iteration of anthropologists learning Kiowa and Apache society. His captivity narrative, released in 1899 by means of the Methodist missionary J. J. Methvin, is a useful eyewitness description of Plains Indians. it truly is reissued with an creation by means of ethnohistorian James F. Brooks of the collage of Maryland.
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J. Methvin to tell his story in print. 25). We cannot judge its merit in this regard, but for students of Plains Indian life in the nineteenth century it has proven a valuable resource, as did Andrés (Andele) himself to a generation of anthropologists studying Apache and Kiowa society. When read with Herman Lehmann's recently reprinted Nine Years Among the Indians, 18701879, a first-hand account of Lehmann's captivity with the Apaches and Comanches, we have two compelling portraits of Plains Indian societies at a crucial juncture in their histories.
19. La Cienega census of 1821, Household #28, in the Durango Archives, Chihuahua, Mexico. This census notes Juan's age as 22. 20. Santa Fe Baptisms, Archdiocesan Archives of Santa Fe, January 20, 1819, for Paubla's baptismal information. Page 19 21. See John O. Baxter, Las Carneradas: Sheep Trade in New Mexico, 17001860 (Albuquerque, 1987). 22. For this expansion, see Francis Swadesh Quintana, Pobladores: His-panic Americans of the Ute Frontier (Aztec, 1991 ). 23. Charles L. Kenner, The Comanchero Frontier (Norman, 1994); also Frances Levine, "Economic Perspectives on the Comanchero Trade," in Katherine A.
Lowie's "Societies of the Kiowa," Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History v. C. 1916) pp. 83981. Andele served as Lowie's principle informant during his fieldwork of June, 1915. 6. See James Mooney, "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians," Seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Part II. C. 1979) pp. 22425. 7. The best enumeration of Indian captives in New Mexican society may be found in David M. Brugge, Navajos in the Catholic Church Records of Page 17 New Mexico, 16941875 (Tsaile, 1985).