Chief Chihuahua


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Chief Chihuahua (c1822-1901) of the Chiricahua Apaches, posing in a photography studio with a carbine rifle.  He was also known as Kla-esh,

Chief Chihuahua was a protege of Cochise and in 1880, became the first sergeant of a company of Apache Scouts under Lieutenant James A. Maney at the San Carlos Indian Reservation.  Surrendering to General George Crook in March of 1886, Chief Chihuahua was subsequently imprisoned at Fort Marion, FL, and later at Fort Sill, OK, where he died in 1901. He is buried in Apache North Cementery in Lawton Oklahoma.

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