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

Apache Indian Cemeteries

Fort Sill, Oklahoma

 
 
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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 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.
 
Location. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 8, 2015
2. Apache Indian Cemeteries Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 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); Infantry Barracks (approx. 2 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. 2 miles away); Post Guardhouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun M65 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Proud American (approx. 2.2 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.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Grave of Geronimo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2003
3. Grave of Geronimo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 27, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on April 13, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 27, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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