Apache chief who, inspired by his father-in-law, Mangas Colorado, waged war against white settlers in the Southwest. Cochise was a beloved, influential Apache chief, and as a result he was an important part of the government’s negotiations with the Apache tribe in the 1870s. Cochise died in 1874, leaving the Apaches without a strong leader.
The timeline below shows where the character Cochise appears in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: Cochise and the Apache Guerillas
Chapter 17: The Last of the Apache Chiefs
...Chiricahua and Apache reservations. Crook, a gentler man than he’d been when he hunted down Cochise ten years ago, took care of the Native Americans under his control, providing them with... (full context)