I had wanted to visit Southern New Mexico ever since I read Eve Ball’s magnificent Indeh: An Apache Odyssey
I knew many of the descendants of Chiefs Naiche, Chihuahua, Loco, Nana, and Victorio live on the Mescalero Apache Reservation and I wanted to interview them. Even the descendants of “The Worst Indian Who Ever Lived”, Geronimo, can be found there.
I also knew that so much of Southern Arizona history that I write about carries over to Southern New Mexico. I am not so parochial as to believe Southern Arizona history ends at the artificial borders of New Mexico or even Old Mexico.
For example, in the year following the “Gunfight At The OK Corral”, Wyatt Earp led a federal posse in pursuit of “The Cowboys” who had ambushed and maimed his older brother Virgil and assassinated his younger brother, Morgan. Read More