"The Apache Kid"


Erwin Baer, Photographer Unknown ina0150pb.jpg IN-A-0150 B&W 1500.0150.0002 ina0150pb Photo Card Print 6x9 Historic Photographs 1889 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives


"The Apache Kid" aka Es-ki-bi-nadel, was a noted Apache scout. At one time, Al Sieber, chief of scouts, considered him one of the best.

In 1887, the Kid made a major life error in avenging the death of his father. He was accused of shooting Al Seiber in the ankle during a near riot when surrendering for the revenge killing. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was overturned, and he was returned to the San Carlos reservation.

In 1889, he was again arrested for the shooting and sentenced to 7 years hard labor. While on the way to prison, he and other Apache prisoners killed the sheriff and his deputy and escaped. He was never captured and his fate remains a mystery to this date. (Source: Apacheria, W. Michael Farmer,Twodot, 2017)


The photo was taken in the summer or fall of 1889.


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