Hurley in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Death of Mangas Coloradas
Official Scenic Historic Marker
Mangas Coloradas was one of the most highly regarded leaders among the Chiricahua Apaches. Born c 1795, he was noted for his sagacity, diplomacy, and at 6'6" his height. He met with U.S. General Kearny in 1846 and in 1852 negotiated the only approved treaty between the Chiricahua tribe and the United States. During attempted peace talks in 1863, he was arrested and taken to Fort McLane, which stood near this site, where he was tortured and shot by guards. His skull was sent back East never to be recovered.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
Location. 32° 37.7′ N, 108° 7.066′ W. Marker is in Hurley, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 180 and Airport Road, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 180. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hurley NM 88043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayard (approx. 7.9 miles away); Wind Power! (approx. 8.8 miles away); City of Rocks State Park (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bayard (approx. 9.3 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 10.7 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. 11.4 miles away); Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (approx. 12.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Mangas Coloradas Grave. (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
2. Marker Dedication. (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 289 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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