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Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Apache Indian Cemeteries

Fort Sill, Oklahoma

 
 
Apache Indian Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 14, 2003
1. Apache Indian Cemeteries Marker
Inscription.  The roll call of chiefs, warriors, army scouts and families buried here include the most famous names in Apache history: Geronimo, whose daring band performed deeds unmatched since the days of Captain Kidd; Chief Loco of the Warm Springs who stood for peace; Chief Nana, the original desert fox; Chief Chihuahua of the Chiricahuas; and sons and grandsons of Mangus Colorados, Victorio, Cochise, Naiche and Juh and of such noted scouts as Kaahteney, Chatto, Kayitah and Martine. Here also lie 12 of the 50 Apaches who were U.S. soldiers and scouts at Fort Sill. Linked with these men in the Indian Wars was a legion of Army greats—General Cook, Miles, Howard, Crawford, Gatewood, Lawton, Grierson and Leonard Wood.

This cemetery on Beef Creek was established in 1894 by General Scott. Related cemeteries nearby are the Chief Chihuahua plot ¼ mile north and Bailtso plot just south across the road. Scouts Mangus and Domeah and, white interpreter George Wrottan are bured in the Post Cemetery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
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34° 41.762′ N, 98° 22.261′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Elgin Road and Dodge Hill Road. Marker is at the entrance to the Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Apache Prisoner-of-War Cemeteries (here, next to this marker); Quinette Crossing (approx. 1.8 miles away); Post Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sherman House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Officers' Quarters (approx. 2 miles away); Infantry Company Quarters (approx. 2 miles away); First Headquarters - School of Fire for Field Artillery (approx. 2 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Sill Historic Landmark & Museum. (Submitted on January 2, 2013.)
 
Apache Indian Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 8, 2015
2. Apache Indian Cemeteries Marker
Grave of Geronimo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 14, 2003
3. Grave of Geronimo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 27, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 13, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 27, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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