Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1995 - Social Science - 501 pages
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Conchise, a Chiricahua, was said to be the most resourceful, most brutal, and most feared Apache. He and his warriors raided in both Mexico and the United States and, when his brother was executed by Amerians in 1861, Conchise declared war and fought relentlessly for a decade against the United States, submitting ultimately to the reservation only in the face of overwhelming military superiority.
 

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The very name of Cochise, an extremely capable military leader of the Chiricahua Apache, evoked fear in the hearts of southwesterners and Mexicans during the 19th century. In this meticulously ... Read full review

Contents

The Early Years
3
Little Wars
15
Turbulent Times
37
Galeana Avenged
59
Chokonen Activities 184956
78
Double Treachery in Mexico
99
Apache Pass
118
The Bascom Affair at Apache Pass
142
Too Many Mexicans
246
We Must Live in Bad Places to Shun Them
262
Cochise Visits Two Reservations
283
No Rest No Peace
304
Canada Alamosa
321
The CochiseHoward Treaty
340
The Chiricahua Reservation
367
Good Friends Will Meet Again
391

The War Begins
166
Capitan Grande
186
Cochise Will Never Be Friendly
206
Catch the Wild Fox
226
Notes
399
Bibliography
463
Index
475
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Retired as a professional accountant, Edwin R. Sweeney is an independent scholar and the author of Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief; Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches; and From Cochise to Geronimo: The Chiricahua Apaches, 1874-1886.

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