EXCERPT from GERONIMO “Vengeance for Kas-Ki-Yeh” by Jack Shuster in VIVAcini! 14 Sep 2012
It was in the summer
of 1859, almost a year from the date of the massacre
of Kas-Ki-Yeh, that three tribes were assembled
on the Mexican border ready to go on the warpath.
Their faces were painted, war bands were fastened
upon their brows, and their long scalp-locks ready
for the hand and knife of the warrior who could
Their families had been hidden away in a mountain
rendezvous near the Mexican border. These
families had a guard posted, and a number of
places of rendezvous had been designated in case
their camp should be disturbed.
When all were ready, the chieftains gave the
order to go forward. None of the Apaches were
mounted—each warrior wore moccasins, and a
cloth wrapped about his loins. This cloth could
be spread over him when he slept, and when on
the march would be ample protection as clothing.
In battle, the braves did not wish to be hampered
by too much clothing.
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