The Last Chief.


Chief Naiche (ca. 1857-1919). Final hereditary chief of the Chiricahua band of Apache. Naiche was the youngest son of Cochise and Dos-teh-seh. His older brother was Chief Taza. Naiche was a tall, handsome man with a dignified bearing. Upon the death of his father Cochise, Taza became the chief, but he died only two years later and the office went to Naiche. In the 1880s, Naiche and Geronimo successfully went to war together. Naiche died on March 16, 1919 in Mescalero, New Mexico.


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