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date: 08 March 2021

Cochiselocked

(1810?–08 June 1874)
  • Edwin R. Sweeney

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Cochise (1810?–08 June 1874), Chiricahua Apache chief, was probably born in southeastern Arizona, the son of either Relles or Pisago Cabezon, prominent leaders of the Chokonen band. Cochise matured in a relatively tranquil period during which relations between his people and Mexico were generally peaceful. In 1831, however, war broke out. Cochise likely participated in a major three-day battle that ended on 23 May 1832, when a Mexican force of 138 men defeated some 300 Chiricahuas near the Gila River....

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