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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Unconquered

Allan Houser, 1994

 

— Bronze —

 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Unconquered Marker
Inscription.  "Two men, fast men, quick men, rather fight and not be afraid at all."
-Sam Haozous, Fort Sill Apache
Oral Interview, 1956

Allan Houser's father, Sam Haozous, was the grandson of renowned chief Mangas Coloradas, was among those who surrendered to the United States government in 1886 and eventually sent to Fort Sill, Indian Territory. Now known as the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, they were freed after being held as prisoners of war for 27 years in 1913. The following year Sam's wife, Blossom, gave birth to Allan.

Geronimo employed a style of fighting against the American and Mexican armies that was calculated and shrewd. Knowing the Apaches were often outnumbered, Geronimo's warriors often fought in small groups, many times as pairs.

Sam Haozous described several instances where two Apache men would lay traps for their enemies by hiding under grass or blankets and ambush a small patrol of soldiers. Another account tells of two Apaches who caught the attention of a detachment of American cavalry and led them into a canyon where a larger group of Apaches were waiting.

"All of these stories of my
<i>Unconquered</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Unconquered Marker
Marker is near the entrance of Oklahoma History Center.
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dad's have lived with me through the years. They are the basis of most of this sculpture." - Allan Houser
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 35° 29.658′ N, 97° 29.947′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Nazih Zuhdi Drive and North Phillips Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Marker is near the entrance of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Standard of Spain (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Flag of France (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Bell Replica, 1950 (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard of the Empire of Spain (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard of the French Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); Second National United States Flag (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Allan Houser on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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