Old West Vignettes: The Battle Of K-H Butte

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5y Jan 5, 2016

In August of 1881 the attempted arrest and subsequent murder of medicine man Nock-ay-det-klinne resulted in the Battle of Cibecue Creek.

A month later, on September 30th, 1881, Geronimo and a number of other Apache leaders organized a break out from the San Carlos reservation believing that there was further massacre and bloodshed coming to their people.

74 Apache warriors and 300 women and children were again free, making their way to Mexico, raiding on their way for supplies against anything in their path.

On October 2nd, 1881, a fight between these 74 warriors and about 200 Federal troopers became known as the Battle of K-H Butte.


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