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Cochise, Great Apache Warrior and Chief

Proud, Avenging Leader Who Remained Undefeated Cochise was born an Chiricahua Apache, who became a larger-than life leader in physical and legendary stature. He was born in 1805 (it is believed) in Chiricahua country in what is today southeastern Arizona, but at the time was Spanish territory. His name Shi-ka-she, meaning “strength of an oak,” was shortened to Cochise by whites. The Apache adopted the name, as cheis means “oak” in Apache. He would grow into a large and very powerful man, at…

Lozen Apache Woman Warrior

Lozen was an Apache warrior woman and Shaman. It is said that she possessed magic powers. Her brother, chief Victorio, is quoted to have said, Lozen is my rig…

John Hillers, "Chiricahua Apache man, No-talq" (1886)

John K. Hillers was born in Hanover, Germany in 1843. Hillers was hired as a boatman as part of a survey team led by John Wesley Powell around the Colorado River in 1871. By 1872 had become the expedition photographer. Hillers continued working for Powell until about 1900. His entire career was spent as a government photographer. During his career, Hillers made some twenty thousand negatives for the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of American Ethnology. Hillers’ career was spent…

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.:

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.: