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An Apache war chief, who led tactical raids against settlers in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, Chihuahua and the El Paso area, was considered by the leaders of U. S. and Mexican armies to be a great leader of warriors. Victorio’s battle leadership began after the U.S. government ordered him and his followers to be removed from their home to the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona. He began three years of raiding in Mexico, Texas, and New Mexico, mostly between Fort Davis and El Paso. The U.S. military and the Texas Rangers pursued him for years, but it was the Mexican military that finally killed him and his warriors.

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Stout, Joseph A., Jr. 1974. Apache Lightning: The Last Great Battles of the Ojo Calientes. New York: Oxford University Press.