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Near San Simon in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Geronimo Surrender Monument

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
1. Geronimo Surrender Monument Marker
Inscription. "Near here Geronimo, last Apache Chieftain, and Nachite with their followers surrendered on Sept. 6th 1886 to General Nelson A. Miles. U. S. Army. Lieutenant Chas. B. Gatewood with Kieta and Martine Apache scouts, risked their lives to enter the camp of the hostiles to present terms of surrender offered to them by General Miles.

After two days Gatewood received the consent of Geronimo and Nachite to surrender.

The surrender of Geronimo in Skeleton Canyon, on that historic day, forever ended Indian warfare in the United States."
 
Erected 1934 by City of Douglas, with Federal C. W. A. Funds.
 
Location. 31° 41.746′ N, 109° 7.736′ W. Marker is near San Simon, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on Arizona Route 80 at milepost 406 near Skeleton Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is 43 miles northwest of Douglas. Marker is in this post office area: San Simon AZ 85632, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rodeo Station (approx. 11.3 miles away in New Mexico); Historical Marker No. 7 (approx. 13.9 miles away in New Mexico).
 
Also see . . .
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By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
2. Geronimo Surrender Monument
1. Geronimo - Goyathlay ("one who yawns"). (Submitted on March 10, 2010.)
2. Geronimo Surrender - Skeleton Canyon 1886. Gatewood met the hostiles on the bank of the Bavispe River. They were told to surrender and that they would be sent to Florida with their families to await the pleasure of the President of the United States regarding their final fate. Discussion continued all that day, and Geronimo was visibly shaken when informed that all his friends and relatives had already been taken to Florida. The following day, heeding Gatewood's advice, Geronimo said he would go to the border and surrender to General Miles. (Submitted on March 10, 2010.) 
 
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Geronimo Surrender Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
3. Geronimo Surrender Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,493 times since then and 52 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 27, 2016.
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