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The Apache Kid Cabinet Card by Anonymous

The Apache Kid Cabinet Card

by Anonymous

Cabinet Card. 5.5" x 4", Mount 6.375" x 4.25." Famous Apache Wars Scout & legendary fugitive. Born circa 1860 near Globe, AZ. As a young man enlisted among Apache scouts by Al Sieber. As 1st Sgt. accompanied Gen. Crook on Sierra Madre Expedition of 1883, and again in 1885 on the Geronimo Campaign. In 1887, his father was killed in a tizwin/drunken affair, and The Kid subsequently killed an Apache he believed was involved in his fathers' death. When he surrendered to Al Sieber, an excited melee occurred during which Sieber was shot in the foot, crippling him for life. The Kid & his band escaped, but returned to surrender. The Kid & the runaways were tried by a military court and sentenced to death; a sentence later reduced to life imprisonment. Briefly sent to Alcatraz, The Kid & 3 others were returned to Arizona to face a civil court, sentenced to 7 years in Yuma Prison, in November 1889. While being transported to Yuma, the prisoners attacked their 4 heavily-armed guards, resulting in the death of 2 guards and the escape of the Apache Kid & the others. Despite a $5000 reward, the Apache Kid disappeared into legend.

Inventory Number: 45636