The Kid was actually an Anglo named Alan Krandal. Krandal was raised by Red Hawk, the chief of a group of Apaches who the Kid loves like a father. (The Kid was also raised by a nameless white woman, who presumably was Red Hawk's wife.) When grown, he took on a "civilian" identity as cowboy Aloysius Kare, changing to his warpaint outfit to fight outlaws both white and Native American, and generally protect both groups of people. Captain Bill Gregory of the nearby fort was his "white brother" who also respected the elder Red Hawk's counsel.