Art by Neil Munn. This first deer hide painting is titled "YOUNG GERONIMO".
Geronimo (1829-1909) Click Here to read a small biography of Geronimo.
This is the second painting by Neil Munn of Naiche, the last hereditary chief of the Chiricahua Apache Tribe. Naiche was born into the Chokonen band of Chiricahuas Apaches around 1856-1858. He was the youngest son of Chief Cochise. Taza was Naiche's full brother, both being the son's of Cochise and his wife Dos-teh-seh, daughter of Mangas Coloradas. After the sudden death of his brother Taza in 1876, he became the last chief of the "free" Chiricahuas. Naiche became chief of the Chokonen upon the death of Cochise in 1874, a position for which he had not been trained. Initially peaceful and co-operative with the whites, from 1881 onwards he was associated with Geronimo in a number of breakouts from the reservation. After his final surrender in 1886, he was a prisoner of war until 1913, in Florida, Alabama and finally at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He spent his last years on the Mescalero reservation in New Mexico and died in 1919. He rode with Geronimo, had three wives at one time, and father of fifteen children. He was considered a great warrior, crack shot, gifted artist and in his later years to conform with the demands of the Anglo became a Christian.
The oil painting is 17" by 21" and is signed Neil Munn in the lower left and Neil has added Naiche's hallmark signature in the lower right. Naiche was well known for his own art.
We now have prints of the Nache painting. The print is a full size 16 inches by 20 inches. Below is a cart button for domestic USA shipments. Due to the size and to safely ship the print, international customers need to contact us for shipping quotes.