Posted by Alex Cue on March 12, 2003

In Reply to: Cochise posted by S. on March 10, 2003

: Any idea how the name "Cochise" came to be used as a substitute for "guy", "fella", and the like, as in, "Hold on a minute there, Cochise"?

: Thanks for any help.

From what I know, Cochise was one of the last great Native American chiefs in the Southwest. When his tribe was slaughtered by the Americans who were annexing his land, he went on a long killing spree throughout the southwest. It is my understanding that it took quite a while to capture him.