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Chief Nana
Birth: 1800
Death: May 19, 1896

Native American Apache Chief. His name was Kas-tziden among the Mimbreno Apache in southern New Mexico. He had the longest fighting career of any of the Apache warriors. He was always steady and reliable in battle and fought alongside Mangas Coloradas until Mangas was killed in 1863. He then aligned with Victorio in his raids through Texas and Mexico during the Indian Wars. When Victorio was killed in 1880, he formed his own war party with the Warm Springs Apaches. Under his leadership the Mimbreno and Warm Springs Apaches raided isolated settlers and an army supply trains. The army's pursuit of him was futile, he was a fine strategist and eluded or defeated the militia. In a surprise attack he was captured and sent to the San Carlos Reservation. He soon escaped and joined with Geronimo in Mexico. He kept his band out of the hands of the army for about a year and surrendered in March, 1886. He was sent to Fort Marion, Florida because General George Crook considered him a danger and feared the threat he would organize another hostile band. In 1894, he was allowed to return as far west as Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he died at the age of 96. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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   Nah-Dos-Te (1819 - 1907)*
 
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Burial:
Beef Creek Apache Cemetery
Lawton
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Fort Sill
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8196365
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