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

Geronimo Surrender Monument

 
 
Geronimo Surrender Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1790.
 
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. Marker is 43 miles northwest of Douglas. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office
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area: San Simon AZ 85632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 . . .  Geronimo - Goyathlay ("one who yawns"). (Submitted on March 10, 2010.)
 
Geronimo Surrender Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
2. Geronimo Surrender Monument
Geronimo Surrender Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
3. Geronimo Surrender Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,730 times since then and 224 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week September 4, 2016. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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