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.
Apache chiricahua, apache jicarilla, Western Apache, apache mescalero (Jonathan Smith)
Naiche & his wife Ha-o-zinne. - In 1880, Naiche traveled to Mexico with Geronimo's band, to avoid forced relocation to the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. They surrendered in 1883 but escaped the reservation in 1885, back into Mexico. They were captured in 1886, and Naiche and others were imprisoned in Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida.
The sister to a great Apache chief, Lozen fought alongside Geronimo and was known as a “shield to her people” and the most famous of the Apache Warrior Women. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
"Geronimo is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future, walk without creating footprints and even hold off the dawn to protect his own. This Apache Indian warrior and his band of 37 followers defied federal authority for more than 25 years."
The Plains Apache and many of the Lipan Apache tribes adopted the buffalo hide tipi style house. Tipis were easier to keep warm than wickiups and usually had more room inside than a wickiup.
Wife of Geronimo & Two Children, 1880s, Native American Apache Indian. Hair down is a sign of distress and cut hair would not have happened willingly.. Geronimo's was cut when he was captured a sign of breaking culture & is meant to be used as an intimidation/assimilation tactic.
Two Apache babies on cradleboards. American Indian Select List number 23.