Little is known about Victorio's early life except that he was born in the mountainous part of New Mexico. When he was in his late teen years, he went on a raid into Northern Mexico.
I am excited to experience the raid into Northern Mexico.
In 1862, Victorio joined the Manga's Coloradas. He became the leader in 1863 after the previous leader died. He fought the United States army with his tribe and the army considered him a tactician and a leader of men.
You will never beat me and my tribe!
We WILL catch you, Victorio!
Victorio led his Apache tribe off of their reservation in Mexico. They raided in Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. They raided for 3 years in the areas between Fort Davis and El Paso.
I have led my Apache tribe off the reservation to start our years of raiding!
Victorio had to stay at various camp sights, Quitman, Carrizo, and Guadalupe Mountains. He stayed here, moving frequently to make sure he would stay hidden from the U.S. army.
I hope the army won't find me and my tribe hiding out.
Victorio and his tribe were found in Rattlesnake Springs by a group of troopers and fought a three hour long battle. Victorio ended up escaping though. They fled to the Carrizo Mountains and on to Mexico.
This is not over!
We have found you, Victorio. You Won't win.
Victorio was found when Ranger James B. Gillett had reported seeing him ride into Mexico with other civilians. In October of 1880, Terrazas and his crew had gone down to about 60 miles inside an Apache range in Mexico. Victorio had bee surrounded, massacred, and better yet, caught.
It is over
I told you we would find you. The U.S. will always win under my watch.