Chief Espejo - in English his Spanish name means "Looking glass" - was a leader of the Southern Mescaleros. He became the most prominent of the chiefs of the southern Shis-Inday in the times of American Civil War and after the disappearance of Juan Gómez. His secundos were chiefs Nicolas and Antonio.
There are some fine informations on Espejo in the Diary of H.W. Merrick.
On May 31 1863 Espejo visited one of the Confederate post to talk with the commander Captain McAllister. The Americans supposed that the old Chief was 106 years old. He spoke excellent Spanish and - according to Merrick - loved whiskey, although he admitted that liquor rendered younger warriors "fools". Espejo told the Americans about the old days and the warfare between Mescaleros and Comanches. Merrick noted what the old Chief said:
"The Comanches claimed all the country on the east [of the Pecos River], and his people were not strong no more."