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Place of birth Arizona Territory
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Unit United States Army Indian scouts
Battles/wars American Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Chiquito was a United States Army Indian scout and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States. He was chief of a band of the Pinal Coyotero, and a petty chief of the Apache.[1]

Chiquito was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 12, 1875 for his "[g]allant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches" in the "winter of 1871-73 [sic]".

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Indian Scouts. Place and date: Winter of 1871-73. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: April 12, 1875.


Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.[2]

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