Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Victorio Character Analysis

Ally of Geronimo, who was later captured and executed for his guerilla warfare against the United States. Between the late 1870s and the end of 1880, Victorio led some of the most destructive raids on white settlements in the Southwest; like many of the more notorious Native American chiefs of the era, he was feared by his own men, not just white settlers.

Victorio Quotes in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Chapter 17 Quotes

As the constant fighting continued, Victorio's hatred deepened. He became a ruthless killer, torturing and mutilating his victims. Some of his followers considered him a madman

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Page Number: 399
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Victorio Character Timeline in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Chapter 17: The Last of the Apache Chiefs
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...Geronimo, assuming he’d been summoned for a peaceful conference, came willingly, along with his ally, Victorio. The two men were captured and transferred to their new reservation on San Carlos. (full context)
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...San Carlos were miserable—there were too many people packed into too little space. In September, Victorio led a group of followers off the reservation. They migrated into New Mexico, where they... (full context)
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Victorio began recruiting an army to fight white settlers in the Southwest. He became increasingly ruthless,... (full context)