Thursday, July 12, 2018

White Mountain Apaches. Hard men and Arizona’s own.


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  1. They didn't give up easily to the pale faces. Those are all fighting and scalping Indians. No peace pipes.

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  2. Imagine the damage those ten men could commit with those rifles.

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  3. I want the lever action in front.

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    1. I hear that. And, those rifles seem well maintained. The Apache knew how to take care of their weapons.

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  4. I believe it's an 1873 WINCHESTER. Anyone's guess on what caliber of it might be. Preferably, a .30 WRF, aka., a 30-30.

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  5. These are all WM Apache- US scouts. In the middle the known scout Al-che-say, seat on bench left. William Alchesay, born May 17, 1853 in Arizona, died August 6, 1928 in Northfork, Arizona. He was a Chief of the White Mountain Apache, an Apache Scout, and General George Crooks aide. He was adviser to Indian Agents and to President Grover Cleveland. He also received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Apache Wars. He finally convinced Geronimo to surrender, and remained friends with Geronimo until his death. Al-che-say was buried at Fort Apache Rez in Whiteriver, Arizona.

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