For over 300 years the North American Apache tribes were remarkably successful beating opponents who were wealthier better armed and apparently more organized. Apache warriors gained an unrivalled reputation as fighters. In this hour historians explore two important battles to try and uncover the secrets of their success. Archaeologists and forensic scientists investigate and compare the weapons used by the Apache and their last enemy-the U.S. Army. A military geologist unpicks clues to Apache use of the landscape itself to help defeat outsiders. And at the sites of the Battle of Cieneguilla (1854) and Hembrillo (1880) remote locations in New Mexico we uncover tantalizing clues. But how did the Army eventually overpower the Apache? Battlefield Detectives reveals the answer.