What should stick out immediately for questioning is his name, Chief Gomez. How did an Apache get a Mexican name? Look no further than Chihuahua, Mexico. It is all tied to Valentin Gomez Farias, who was the 7th President of Mexico. He was a very wealthy Doctor and purchased a large tract of land in Chihuahua. The land was around what is now called Laguna De Babicora. There is a town west of the Laguna named after him. He instructed two of his sons to build a fortified settlement there to protect the area from the Apache who continually raided. The Apache were led by a warrior the Mexicans called "The Terror of Chihuahua." The westward expansion of the "white man" soon caused conflict and the Mexicans and Apache shared a common enemy. Valentin's grandaughter married the Apache leader with permission granted only if he be baptized. He did this and took the name Gomez.