So they may have been part of the force that went along with Crook when he entered Mexico, in May 1883, to persuade the Chiricahuas to return to the reservation..; and if so, they are mostly White Mountain Apaches...
Do not mock me or beat me, but I think that young woman forth form left, one left of mythical man in white is not Ha-o-zinne, but Naithlotonz. Please compare with "Susan and Bridget" photo in "geronimo" thread page 2 and naiche thread page 1.
Earlier, Perico identified the man next to Naiche in the image above, and seen in full length below, as Harold Dick, a Nedni Apache, and his Apache name is Nahn-tee-nesn. This Nah-tee-nesn is also mentioned by Sweeney; however he clearly identifies him as a Chokonen from Naiche's band, and related to Chihuahua. What is more important, Sweeney says Nahn tee nesn was a scout for the US army, implying he was not a member of the Geronimo/Naiche group in 1886. Any thoughts on that?
This is a general question for the Apache board. In many of the photographs taken by Fly a number of the warriors in particular have what appears to be a white line of paint across their cheeks and nose. I suppose that it may not actually be white but be yellow or some other pale colour, but we can't tell because of the black and white photography.
My question is this, does anyone know what this signified to the Apaches, and are there other examples taken on other occasions where we see them wearing this same sort of stripe of paint on their faces. Or---and here the cynic in me raises it's head--- is it possible the the photographer Fly asked them to apply this paint because he thought that a potential white audience for his photographs would want to see the Indians in what they would think was warpaint.