Apache leader Taza didn’t survive a journey to Washington, DC.
Chief Taza of the Chiricahua Apache had a strong family foundation. His father was the legendary Cochise. His grandfather on his mother’s side was Mangas Coloradas. His younger brother was Naiche. In 1874, Taza succeeded his father as chief. His tenure was short. In 1876, he and other Apaches accompanied agent John Clum on a trip to Washington, DC for talks with government officials. Clum used the trip to earn money by setting up a Wild West show. Taza caught pneumonia and died en route. He’s buried in Congressional Cemetery in DC.