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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Navajos in 1705: Roque Madrid's Campaign Journal. Edited, annotated, and
translated by Rick Hendricks and John P. Wilson. (Albuquerque: University
of New Mexico Press, 1996. Pp. xxii+175. Illustrations, maps, foreword,
preface, introduction, biographical sketches, abbreviations, notes, sources,
index. ISBN o-8263-1717-o. $29.95, cloth.)
This book combines the work of three highly skilled, articulate professionals.
Its nucleus is the earliest eyewitness account of the old Navajo country in today's
northwestern New Mexico: Spanish officer Roque Madrid's concise, vivid diary
of the August 1705 campaign in which he led a small retaliatory force of New
Mexican presidials, militia, and Pueblo auxiliaries against the Navajo. It is richly
descriptive of the terrain as well as the behaviors of the people involved-
Navajos, Pueblos, and Spaniards.
Roque Madrid could not have wished editors better equipped to present his
work in context of time and place, publishing his original Spanish as well as
their English translation, with excellent annotation. As associate editor of the
Vargas project, historian Rick Hendricks enjoys not only exceptional command
of the documentary matrix but also keen understanding of that era.
Archeologist John P. Wilson is also quite competent in historical research, but
here his unique contribution is his two decades of arduous field work entailed in
tracking the expedition and the clarity with which he describes process and
results. With six detailed maps, photographs of key sites, and specific references
to current roads and place names, Wilson's chapter on "The Route" is an excit-
ing read, especially with New Mexico road map in hand.
A graceful, thought-provoking foreword by anthropologist David M. Brugge
alerts the reader to the variety of ethnohistorical issues to which this book is sig-
nificant. The editors' well-written chapters of introduction and conclusion
explain the historical and archeological contexts and the import of evidence
found in the document and on the ground. Twenty biographical sketches of par-
ticipants provide extraordinary glimpses of New Mexican life in the aftermath of
Reconquest. In sum, this is an admirable book.
Austin ELIZABETH A. H. JOHN
Andele, the Mexican-Kiowa Captive: A Story of Real Life Among the Indians. By J. J.
Methvin. Introduction by James F. Brooks. (Albuquerque: University of New
Mexico Press, 1996. Pp. vi+133. Introduction, foreword, preface, illustra-
tions, supplement. ISBN o-8263-1748-0. $16.95, paper.)
In 1866, ten-year-old Jose Andres Martinez was captured by Mescalero
Apaches as he herded his father's cattle near Las Vegas, New Mexico. After sev-
eral months with the Apaches, the young captive was traded to a band of Kiowas,
led by Chief Many Bears, for a mule, two buffalo robes, and a red blanket.
Andr6s traveled with the Kiowas to their main encampment near the Wichita
Mountains in Indian Territory where Many Bears adopted the boy as his grand-
son, renaming him Andele. Andele grew to manhood as a Kiowa and became a
respected member of his tribe. Some thirty years after his capture, he recounted
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