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Chiricahua Apache Prisoners, Including Geronimo

The U.S. Army and the Apache tribe (who called themselves N’ne, meaning “the people”) engaged in armed conflict in the U.S. Southwest from 1851 through 1886. On September 4, 1886, the famed Apache leader Geronimo (or Goyahkla) surrendered to U.S. Army forces on September 4, 1886 at Skeleton Canyon, Arizona. This photo shows Geronimo and his followers, including women and children, being sent to a U.S. Army fort to be held as prisoners of war.

Source | "Chiricahua Apache Prisoners, Including Geronimo, 1886," photograph, from National Archives and Record Administration, Photographs and other Graphic Materials from the Department of Defense.
Creator | U.S. Department of Defense
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | U.S. Department of Defense, “Chiricahua Apache Prisoners, Including Geronimo,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed June 12, 2021,

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