Nannasaddie, Scout

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Nannasaddie, Scout

Birthplace: Arizona Teritory
Occupation: Indian Scout during the Indian Wars
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Nannasaddie, Scout

Nannasaddie was a Apache Indian scout in the U.S. Army who served under Lieutenant Colonel George Crook during the Apache Wars. He guided cavalry troopers against renegade Apaches in the Arizona Territory during Crook's winter campaign of 1872-73 and was one of ten scouts who later received the Medal of Honor for gallantry.


Born in the Arizona Territory, Nannasaddie was among the ten Apaches hired by the U.S. Army as an Indian scout for Lieutenant Colonel George Crook's expedition against renegades active in Arizona following the surrender of Cochise in late-1872. He guided cavalry troopers in the Tonto Basin, where the Western Apache and Yavapais raiding parties had eluded the U.S. Army for several years, fighting the Apache in the mountains during Crook's winter campaign of 1872-73. A total of 23 men were received the Medal of Honor. All of the Indian scouts, including Nannasaddie, received the award on April 12, 1875 for "gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches. The other scouts included William Alchesay, Blanquet, Chiquito, Elsatsoosu, Jim, Kelsay, Kosoha, Machol and Nantaje

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Indian Scouts. Place and date: 1872-73. Entered service at:------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.


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