TRW142 Captor & Captured
As his Apache captor patiently looks on this poor, unfortunate Cavalryman is in for a slow, lingering and painful death as he is ‘staked-out’ under a blazing sun. As an additional torture the Apaches liked to smear a captive’s face and mouth with sugar or molasses to attract all kinds of insects onto the scene.
Apaches were cunning, resourceful and highly skilled guerilla fighters the Apaches proved to be one of the most formidable enemies the U.S. Army ever had to face. Just as the Apaches themselves expected little or no mercy from their Mexican and American foes so they too showed the same disregard for their opponents, or indeed anyone who had the misfortune to fall into their hands alive.