Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
He led his followers in revolt against cruelties and injustices that changed the brave Apache's way of life.
Sculptor: Leonard McMurry
Donor: Mrs. Logan Billingsley
Erected by National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 35° 4.387′ N, 98° 13.699′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is on East Central Boulevard (U.S. 62) 0.3 miles east of Southeast 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T.C. Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Hiawatha (a few steps from this marker); Hosteen Klah (a few steps from this marker); Jim Thorp (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); Tecumseh (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Beaver (Se-Ket-Tu-Ma-Qua) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
Regarding Geronimo. Paratroopers would shout "Geronimo!" as they jumped from their planes. Many of them claimed this was because the Apache chief himself bellowed this out as a war cry, and that he once evaded the US Army by leaping his horse off a cliff into a river near their air force base in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
Also see . . . Geronimo.
Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaałé, Athabaskan pronunciation: [kòjàːɬɛ́], lit. 'the one who yawns'; June 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache people. From 1850 to 1886, Geronimo joined with members of three other Chiricahua Apache bands—the Tchihende, the Tsokanende and the Nednhi—to(Submitted on September 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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