atm-logoWas the Apache Kid never caught?

Paul Gordon
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

The Apache Kid was never brought to justice. His people prophetically named him Haskay-bay-nay-ntayl, which means “brave and tall and will come to a mysterious end.” Convicted of assaulting San Carlos Chief of Scouts Al Sieber and sentenced to seven years in prison, he escaped from a detail taking him to Arizona’s Yuma Territorial Prison in 1889 and disappeared. No one knows what happened to him after that.

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian. His latest book is Wyatt Earp: Showdown at Tombstone.  If you have a question, write: Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at

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