One of the most noted Apache leaders (along with Geronimo) Cochise was a heroic leader in the resistance to the intrusions by European Americans during the 19th century. He was described as a large man (for the time), with a muscular frame, classical features, and long black hair, which he wore in traditional Apache style. He was about six feet tall and weighed about 175 pounds. In his own language, his name Cheis meant "having the quality or strength of oak.”
Boosted by structural steel beams, this sculpture will be a magnificent monument when realized in full scale, towering 51 feet in height. However, to date this sculpture has only been fabricated in smaller scale.