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Apache Wars

a protracted campaign in the American Southwest, beginning in the 1870s under U.S. Gen. George Crook and Brig. Gen. Nelson A. Miles. The United States fought against bands of Chiricahua Apache Indians led by such fierce and elusive fighters as Geronimo and the chief Cochise. Cavalry pursuits and Indian skirmishes continued till the end of the 19th century.

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