Edwin Yanozha
Historical Figure
Nationality: Apache resident of the United States
Date of Birth: 1865
Date of Death: 1954
Religion: Apache traditions
Occupation: Guerrilla, later a soldier
Spouse: Rachel Tsikahda
Children: At least seven
Relatives: She-gha (a junior wife of Geronimo) - sister
Military Branch: Apache guerrilla forces, later United States Army
Fictional Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain
Type of Appearance: Contemporary and posthumous references
Date of Death: 1881
Cause of Death: Shot to death
Military Branch: Apache forces
(Second Mexican War)

Yanozha (1865-1954), also spelled Yahnozha or Yahnosha, was an Apache warrior from New Mexico, allied with Geronimo in the 1880s. In 1886, Yanozha and most other leading Apache warriors were captured by the U.S. Army and exiled to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. During his exile, he joined the Army under the name Edwin Yanozha, sometimes reported as Edward Yanosha. In 1913, Yanozha and several other surviving Apache exiles were allowed to return to the state of their birth, living in Mescalero Reservation.

Edwin Yanozha in Southern Victory[]

Yahnozha (1865-1881) was an Apache warrior in Geronimo's forces, fighting alongside the Confederate Army during the Second Mexican War. He had a sexual encounter with Maria Guerrero in Cananea. She described it as rape, but he insisted it was consensual. The woman's father and brother ambushed Yahnozha and shot him to death. In response, the Apaches raided the town and burned most of it to the ground.[1]


  1. How Few Remain, pgs. 355, 412, HC.