High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Victorio (Bidu-ya, Beduiat; ca. 1825 - October 14, 1880) was a warrior and chief of the Chihenne band of the Chiricahua Apaches in what is now the U.S. states of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua. In April, 1880, Victorio was credited with leading the "Alma massacre" - a raid on United States settlers' homes around Alma, New Mexico. During this event, several settlers were killed. Victorio's warriors were finally driven off with the arrival of U.S. Army soldiers from Fort Bayard. However, Victorio continued his campaign with the attack on Fort Tularosa. In October 1880, while moving along the Rio Grande in northern Mexico, Victorio and his band were surrounded and killed by soldiers of the Mexican Army at Cerro Tres Castillos, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Some women and children escaped but were sent with Geronimo to Florida, Alabama and Oklahoma.