The Victorio Campaign
- Limited edition with an edition size of 950 pieces
- Measures 18.5x27.75 inches
- Giclee on paper
- Ships signed and numbered and with a certificate of authenticity from the artist
- Buffalo soldier theme
Chief Victorio, a formidable warrior and leader of the Warm Springs band of the central Apaches, fiercely fought for the preservation of ancestral lands and his people's rights. Raised in the harsh terrains of New Mexico's Black Range, Victorio faced intense hostility between Apache Native Americans and encroaching settlers. His military acumen in battle made him both revered and feared. The U.S. government sought to control and relocate the Apache tribes. Eventually, Chief Victorio and his Warm Springs Apaches were forced onto the despised San Carlos Reservation. At the age of 55, due to oppressive reservation conditions and the infringement upon his people's freedom, he embarked on the campaign famously known as Victorio's War. This courageous resistance aimed to protect their lands and fight against those who sought to oppress them.
The Buffalo Soldiers were integral to the U.S. Army's response to Apache Chief Victorio and his band. Nicknamed "buffalo soldiers" by their Native American adversaries due to their fierce fighting spirit and the texture of their hair, which resembled that of a buffalo, these soldiers showcased their valor and tenacity in numerous battles. They conducted scouting and mapping expeditions and pursued raiding bands in the region, contributing significantly to the military strategy and execution. The last skirmish between the Buffalo Soldiers and Victorio's warriors occurred at Rattlesnake Springs, which marked a turning point in the campaign.
The Buffalo Soldiers played a crucial role in shaping the outcome of the Victorio Campaign. Their unwavering efforts forced Victorio and his warriors to retreat southward into Mexico, where they ultimately fell into an ambush orchestrated by Mexican forces. It was during the Battle of Tres Castillos that Chief Victorio was killed and his band of warriors scattered.
Limited edition work of art. Giclee on paper. Ships signed and numbered and with a certificate of authenticity. Edition size of 950 pieces. Measures 18.5x27.5 inches in size.
|Cert. Of Authenticity
|Ships with a certificate of authenticity from the artist
|Buffalo Soldier Art Collection
|Ships signed and numbered by the artist
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