Plains of Blood
Gómez is the chief of the Mescalero Apache.
He is one of the most powerful Mescalero war leaders of the Southwest, with some four hundred warriors under his command. His territory ranges from the Guadalupe Mountains to El Paso, and they are particularly active looting the wagon trains between El Paso and Chihuahua City, earning Gómez the nickname ‘the terror of Chihuahua’.
Gómez and his band were, initialy, friendly to Anglos, until Trías offered 1000 pesos for his head. The chief responded by offering an equal amount for the scalp of any American or Mexican.