I was curious if there are any books or other information on Mickey Free? If not, can you tell me when and where he died?

I was curious if there are any books or other information on Mickey Free? If not, can you tell me when and where he died?

Bret Burkhard
Tonopah, Arizona

Mickey Free, aka Feliz Tellez, was the subject of one of the most famous kidnappings in early Arizona history. Cochise and his band of Chiricahua were falsely accused of the abduction and an incident at Apache Pass in 1860 known as the Bascom Affair ensued, setting off a ten-year war between Cochise and the Americans. Feliz grew up and eventually became a famous scout for General George Crook during the 1880s. He died at Fort Apache on December 31, 1913, as A. Kinney Griffith wrote in Mickey Free, Manhunter. It’s out of print but can be purchased at the Guidon Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Marshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian, board president of the Arizona Historical Society and vice president of the Wild West History Association. His latest book is Arizona’s Outlaws and Lawmen; History Press, 2015. If you have a question, write: Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu