"They were Chiricahuas"

Chiricahua are Apache that formerly lived in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona in the United States, and in northern Sonora and Chihuahua in Mexico.

 

 

There were several loosely-affiliated groups of Apaches that came to be called Chiricahuas. These included the Chokonen, Chihenne, Nednai and the Bedonkohe. Today, all are commonly referred to as Chiricahuas, but they were not a single group.