One of the most noted Apache leaders to resist intrusions by European Americans during the 19th century. He was described as a large man, with a muscular frame, classical features, and long black hair, which he wore in traditional Apache style.
As Spain and later Mexico attempted to gain dominion over the Chiricahua lands, the indigenous groups became increasingly resistant. Cycles of warfare developed, which the Apache mostly won. As a result, the Mexican government began a series of military operations, but they were fought to a standstill by the Apache. Cochise's father was killed in the fighting. Cochise deepened his resolve and the Chiricahua Apache pursued vengeance against the Mexicans. Mexican forces captured Cochise at one point in 1848 during an Apache raid on Fronteras, Sonora, but he was exchanged for nearly a dozen Mexican prisoners.
After his passing - He was buried in the rocks above one of his favorite camps in Arizona's Dragoon Mountains, now called the Cochise Stronghold. Only his people and Tom Jeffords (A United States Army scout, Indian agent, prospector, and superintendent of overland mail in the Arizona Territory- His friendship with Cochise was instrumental in ending the Indian wars in that region) knew the exact location of his resting place, and they took the secret to their graves.
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— Statue dimensions: 5"H
— Hand-Painted Ceramic Statue
— McCloud Mold 84
— Certificate of Authenticity Included
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