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.