Blood in the Sky: The Apache Death Struggle at Big Dry Wash, July 17, 1882, offers a powerful narrative of the most unique battle to ever occur between renegade Apaches and U.S. Army  regulars. Sown from the seeds of the bloody 1881 Cibecue uprising, the Battle of Big Dry Wash was fought  in the high country of central Arizona, high above the Mogollon Rim. It was the last, and perhaps the most dramatic major military engagement to ever occur between hostile Apaches and the U.S. Cavalry.