Regarding my Chapter Two of the Apache history, "Apache Origins," I am a bit surprised at the vehemence of Denise Ryan's letter of criticism in the Oct. 3 Payson Roundup.
After a close reading of her letter compared to my article, I do not see much disagreement, and would suggest interested readers make that same comparison with a careful reading.
She is obviously informed on her anthropology of early Native Americans. Most of her comments do not, in fact, contradict my article, including the origin of the Athapascan origins. I will yield to her discussion regarding the Kiowa and Comanche Plains people.
Thank you, Denise, for that clarification.
Stan Brown, Prescott (formerly of Payson)