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Apache Chief Mangas Coloradas (Red Sleeves)
Mangas Coloradas was an important 19th-century Apache chief and war hero.
He was a tribal leader of the Chihende band of the Chiricahua Apaches, located in what is now
Arizona and New Mexico, and at the height of his power acted as principal chief for most of the Chiricahua people.
His daughters were married to the equally important Chiricahua leaders
Cochise and Victorio.
Mangas Coloradas was one of the driving forces during the Apache Wars, renowned for his military
resistance against both Mexican and American forces.
Mangas Coloradas's real name was said to be Dasoda-hae or Dasodaha, which means "sits in place" in Chiricahua Apache,
but he was also known by the war sobriquet Kan-da-zis Tlishishen, "red shirt," which the Mexicans
translated into "Mangas Coloradas" ("red sleeves.")
Books about Mangas Coloradas
Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches:
Biography of Mangas Coloradas for sale online.
Once They Moved Like The Wind:
Excellent overview of the Apache rebellion and the men and women who fought in it.
Mangas Coloradas Resources
Here are some links to online information about Mangas Coloradas:
Mangas Coloradas: Red Sleeves
The Night They Shot Mangas Coloradas
Chiricahua Tribal Leaders
Wikipedia: Mangas Coloradas
And here are our webpages about the Apache tribe and language:
New Mexico tribes
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