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The Story of Patchy

Patchy

Typescript of unpublished manuscript, with photographs, concerning the story of Apache May, a young Apache girl found in May, 1896, by Cochise County cattleman and former sheriff, John Slaughter, in an abandoned Apache camp. She lived with the Slaughters at their San Bernadino Ranch until her accidental death in 1900. Photographs are of Apache May at various ages, some with Viola Slaughter.