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EDWIN R. SWEENEY

Ed Sweeney, 67, a leading authority on Chiricahua Apaches, died on Sept. 6, 2018, in St. Charles, Mo. Born in Stoughton, Mass., on Oct. 16, 1950, Sweeney moved as an adult to St. Charles, where he. His earlier books included (1991) and (1998). Sweeney edited the 2014 book , drawing on more than 50 primary source documents. Though he initially believed Apaches were “warlike by nature,” he came to argue the reverse. Sweeney’s feature “Geronimo: Apache Shaman” was the February 2013 cover story, while his last feature, “Brothers in Peace”—about Indian agent Tom Jeffords and his Chiricahua friend Cochise—ran in the April 2017 issue.

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