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 - Two Braids, Apache Chief, Finds He !s
Two Braids, Apache Chief, Finds He !s Indian. After Forty Years with the Red Mer Thomas Stringfield Applies to the Government to Be Restored Restored to Citizenship, Washington.—Two Braids, chief ol a tribe of Apache Indians, has .made application to the government to be restored to citizenship, and this brings to light a strange story, for this Indian-chief Indian-chief Is not an Indian at all. For nearly forty years Two Braids has been known as an Indian and has supposed himself to be an Indian, but he has just learned of the fact that he is really Thomas Stringiield, white man, who was captured 44 years ago by a band of Apaches In a raid in Me- Mullen county, Tex. His father, mother and elder brother were killed in the raid, and his little sister was left for dead, with several ugly wounds from the Apaches' tomahawks. But the little girl survived, was adopted and reared by an uncle and is now living living not many miles from the scene ol' the massacre. Her name is Mrs. Ida Hatfield, and she and her brother have beeti reunited. Two Braids tells an interesting stoiy of part of liis life which ho .remembers. Reared in an Indian cam)), it was natural that he should fall in love 1 with u woman of his race, and about thirteen years ago tie married married Bright Moon, daughter of another Apache chief and niece of the notorious notorious Qeronimo, Two children were born of this union, a daughter. Nucki Two Braids, who Is now ten years old find has won fiSne for her horsemanship horsemanship and rifle shcot.lng. ami Starlight, a bright little sou uow three. Two Braids first learned the true story of his life old warrior i

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 30 Aug 1909, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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