Tahzay, son of Cochise, and elder brother of Naiche. Tahzay succeeded his father Cochise as chief of the Chiricahuas when Cochise died in 1874. As part of a delegation of Apache's to the white man's capitol tragedy struck. Tahzay developed pneumonia and, though given all available medical attention, died within a few days. Tahzay was buried in the Congressional Cemetery. Born 1843. Died 26-9-1876.
Imprisoned in Fort Marion, Naiche and other Apaches requested to return to Arizona. The US did not allow their return, but Kiowa and Comanche tribes offered to share their reservations in Oklahoma with the Chiricahua, so Naiche and 295 members of his band moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where they became the Fort Sill Apache Tribe. In 1913, Naiche moved to the Mescalero Indian Reservation in New Mexico.