"We grew up with rumors that Apaches still were hiding up in the Sierra," Damiani said wistfully. The Jicarilla Apache roamed over much of northern New Mexico. The Mexican-American War had long lasting effects for the United States and planted the seeds for the Civil War. The wars began in the 1600s with the arrival of Spanish colonists in present day New Mexico. Sources Google images www.loc.gov By Wyatt Indreland Apache Mexican War The war between the apache and the mexicans, has been going on since the spanish moved into what is now New Mexico, but it was never a real war untill 1831, when the mexicans started brakeing agrements that Nominally at peace during the early 1850’s, they grew increasingly restive. When Apache warriors swooped down on the defenseless Oatman family in sunbleached Arizona in 1851, the harrowing nightmare was just beginning for Olive Oatman and her little sister Mary Ann. Soon, soldiers began murdering intoxicated Indians, killing 20 and capturing many more before the survivors fled into the mountains. After the Mexican War and the Gadsden Purchase, the Mexicans claimed that their woes were due, not only to the slackness of the United States in controlling their Apache wards, but also to the work of criminal Americans. Mangas Coloradas becomes a war leader and begins retaliatory raids against the despised Mexicans. War between the Mexicans and the Apache was especially intense from 1831 into the 1850s. And the year - 1933 - was nearly a half-century after Geronimo, the tribe's last war chief, had surrendered to U.S. forces in the desert of neighboring Arizona. Juan José Compas, the leader of the Mimbreno Apaches, is killed for bounty money. He proved his military cunning by leading small groups of w… The Apache–Mexico Wars, or the Mexican Apache Wars, refer to the conflicts between Spanish or Mexican forces and the Apache peoples. Small war parties raided outlying settlements as well as caravans on the Santa Fe Trail northeast of Fort Union.By 1854 their forays approached open war. Terms had already been agreed upon when Mexican soldiers plied the Apaches with Mezcal. ... would assume $3.25 million in debt owed by the Mexican government to American citizens as well as would work to curtail Apache and Comanche raids into northern Mexico. In 1826, a Mexican official appealed to the US to stop the ‘traders in blood who put instruments of death in the hands of those barbarians.” In 1835, the state of Chihuahua, ravaged by Apache as well as Comanche raids, offered a bounty of 100 pesos (about $100) for each scalp of a hostile Indian man and lesser amounts for women and children. Around 1835, the Mexican government begins offering a bounty on Apache scalps (100 pesos for a man's; 50 pesos for a woman's; 25 pesos for a child's). The girl was a hostile Apache. In 1873, the Mexican government and the Apache came to peace terms at one point, near Casa Grande. The start of the Mexican War with the United States in 1846 disrupted the peace, and by the time the United States moved into the Southwest at the conclusion of the Mexican War in 1848, the Apaches posed an almost unsolvable problem. Mexican-american War, Mexican-American War The Mexican-American War (1846–48) achieved U.S. expansionist goals by adding more than one million square miles to the United S… Victorio, Victorio (c. 1820–1880) was an Apache warrior known as an intelligent and feared fighter. Indian heads were rarely brought in, but the slaughter of whites by Indians went on steadily up to 1872.