Chatto / Chato - Chiricahua Apache

Chatto / Chato - Chiricahua Apache

Chato (1854-1934) was a Chiricahua Apache, born in 1854. He became a warrior and carried out several raids on settlers in Arizona and New Mexico. He eventually surrendered to General George Crook and served under him as a scout. This included the expedition to the Sierra Madre in 1883. In 1886 Chato led a peace delegation to Washington where he was presented with a silver medal by President Chester Arthur. On his return he served as a scout at Fort Still. In 1913 Chato and his family went to live on the Mescalero Reservation of New Mexico. Chato died following a car accident on 13th August, 1934. Credits:

Area: Out of Area / Out of Area

Source: El Paso County Historical Society

Uploaded by: El Paso Museum of History


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