Naiche & his wife Ha-o-zinne. - In 1880, Naiche traveled to Mexico with Geronimo's band, to avoid forced relocation to the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. They surrendered in 1883 but escaped the reservation in 1885, back into Mexico. They were captured in 1886, and Naiche and others were imprisoned in Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Chief Naiche (ca. 1857-1919) was the final hereditary chief of the Chiricahua band of Apache Indians. Naiche's name, which in English means "meddlesome one" or "mischief maker", is alternately spelled Nache, Nachi, or Natchez. He was the youngest son of Cochise. Naiche died on March 16, 1919 in Mescalero, New Mexico.

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Cochise, Apache Indian Chief. "When I was young I walked all over this country, east and west, and saw no other people than the Apaches. After many summers I walked again and found another race of people had come to take it. How is it?" From the book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" by Dee Brown.

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°Apache Blessing More

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Apache chiricahua, apache jicarilla, Western Apache, apache mescalero (Jonathan Smith)

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Apache Brave

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Alchise, 1853-1928, Chief White Mountain Apache (Western Apache). Indian Scout (Sergeant). Medal of Honor. Acted as an envoy from Crook to Geronimo, trying to convince him to surrender peacefully. Remained friend with Geronimo until his death. Counselor to Indian Agents. After the wars he became a successful farmer in Arizona. As leader, sought better conditions for his people. Would have been part of one of the last generations of wild Indians.

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Alchise, 1853-1928, Chief White Mountain Apache (Western Apache). Indian Scout (Sergeant). Medal of Honor. By Edward S. Curtis, 1906 (colorized).

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Portrait of an American Indian Chief Photographic Print

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"Geronimo is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future, walk without creating footprints and even hold off the dawn to protect his own. This Apache Indian warrior and his band of 37 followers defied federal authority for more than 25 years."

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