racechanging: Taza, Son of Cochise

Taza, Son of Cochise

Three years after the end of the Apache wars, the peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideals but his younger son, Naiche, yearns for war – and for Oona (Barbara Rush) who is betrothed to Taza.

Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation.

Then Geronimo arrives …

The makeup

Bud Westmore was the makeup artist.

For the black and white publicity photographs Barbara Rush was given a distinctly paler complexion.