Kewa Corn Dancer Monument #2/15
Legacy Gallery Scottsdale
Famed for their fierceness in battle and resourcefulness in evading capture the
Chiricahua Apache dwelt among the Sierra Madre Mountains in southeast Arizona.
In describing the military’s efforts, one soldier said, “We chase the wind and shoot
at shadows.” Led by chief Niech, and medicine man, Geronimo, the Chiricahua were
one of the last Indian tribes to lay down their weapons of war. On September 4, 1887
the Chiricahua surrendered to General Nelson A. Miles.
Used as inspiration was this photo of Chief Bonito, a Chiricahua Apache (circa 1884).
blouse. I come to this conclusion based on what appears to be lace around his
is a 45-70, a common firearm acquired among the Chiricahua.