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Trail Dust: Mangas Coloradas was a powerful Apache chief

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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 9:44 am

Who was the greatest Apache chief and warrior of them all? Geronimo, Cochise, Victorio, Nana? Men raised in the border country invariably claimed that honor belonged to Mangas Coloradas.

His name, often misspelled Mangus Coloradas, meant Red Sleeves in Spanish. Whites generally referred to him simply as Mangas.

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