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In the spring of 1881 Apache medicine man Nochaydelklinne prophesied that the spirits of his people killed by the white man would rise from the dead and gather that August in the Tonto Basin. There they would join living Apache warriors to drive the white invaders from their ancestral hunting grounds. On August 30 Colonel Eugene A. Carr led two troops of the 6th U.S. Cavalry and a company of Indian scouts from Fort Apache, and arrested Nochaydelklinne. Seeking to rescue the old shaman, his followers attacked Col. Carr on Cibicue Creek. The Indian scouts mutinied, killing Capt. Hentig and nine troopers. But Pvt. William Ahrens shot Nochaydelklinne in the head, and Sgt. John A. Smith finished him off with an axe. From around the dead man's neck Sgt. Smith took a medal that President U.S. Grant had given to Nochaydelklinne at a council in Washington in 1871:"Let us have peace. Liberty and justice."

Col. Carr retreated to Fort Apache. Two days later 100 Indians attacked the fort. The battle raged till evening, when reinforcements summoned by telegraph arrived from Fort Bowie and Fort Lowell. Lt. John Blake and Capt. McClellan sounded the charge, raced over the hill, and caught the Apaches in a devastating crossfire.

Lt. "Beau" Blake, 24, was my great-grandfather. Chief Geronimo presented him with a buckskin amulet pouch, now at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson, and called the tall Texan "my brother." Eighteen years later, after many adventures, this gallant West Pointer commanded the famed Irish Brigade against Britain in South Africa's Boer War of 1899-1902. - B.P.T. Blake

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