I Am Apache
Title: I Am Apache
Author: Tanya Landman
Witnessing the murder of her younger brother by Mexicans, Siki, a young Apache women, vows to become a warrior and uses her skill with weapons and her clairvoyant powers in her fight against the Mexicans and “White Eyes” who try to take away the land of her people.
A young woman seeks to avenge her brother’s death by becoming an Apache warrior — and learns a startling truth about her own identity.
After watching helplessly as Mexican raiders brutally murder her little brother, fourteen-year-old Siki is filled with a desire for vengeance and chooses to turn away from a woman’s path to become a warrior of her Apache tribe. Though some men, like envious Keste, wish to see Siki fail, she passes test after test, and her skills grow under the guidance of her tribe’s greatest warrior, Golahka. But Keste begins to whisper about Siki’s father’s dishonorable death, and even as Siki earns her place among the warriors, she senses a dark secret in her past — one that will throw into doubt everything she knows. Taking readers on a sweeping and suspenseful journey through the nineteenth-century American Southwest, Tanya Landman draws on historical accounts to imagine the Black Mountain Apache as a tribe in a fight for survival against the devastating progress of nations.