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n. pl. Chiricahua or Chir·i·ca·huas
A member of a formerly nomadic Apache tribe inhabiting southern New Mexico, southeast Arizona, and northern Mexico, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
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For five seasons she worked as a fire lookout in Saguaro National Park and Chiricahua National Monument.
Camillus Sydney Fly (1849-1901) of Tombstone, Arizona was the first photographer on record to photograph Geronimo, Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches.
VAST PILES OF MYSTERIOUS-looking, oversized rock formations await the hiker who reaches the place Chiricahua Apache Indians named "Land of Standing Up Rocks," a place that's better known today as Chiricahua National Monument.
The station is approximately 5,200 feet in elevation in Cave Creek Canyon of the Chiricahua Mountains.
The outcome has been a boon to the Chihuahua chub (Gila nigrescen) and Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis)--two federally endangered animals native to the Mimbres watershed.
In the wide open spaces of southeastern Arizona you can see for miles under endless blue skies, but a team of archeology students from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, is looking for the story beneath their feet at the Chiricahua and Ft.
He was studying moths dodging bats in Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains when his equipment picked up a feeding buzz high in the night sky.
Frank Randall of the charismatic leader Chato (1860-1934) a Chiricahua, or Warm Springs Apache, who fought under Geronimo.
Watt's APACHE WARRIOR 1860-86 (9781472803528, $18.95) focuses on the Chiricahua Apache, lead by Geronimo and others, and looks to prove a military history of the Apaches free of the usual embellishments and myths.
Cochise: Firsthand Accounts of the Chiricahua Apache Chief
More recently, Bud Shapard's biography of Chief Loco emphasizes that Chihenne prisoners of war thought Geronimo was "untrustworthy, dangerous, and unhinged." (1) Edwin Sweeney detailed the violent attrition of leadership that gave rise to Geronimo's influence in From Cochise to Geronimo: The Chiricahua Apaches (2010).