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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Rt. 2, Box 121
Apache, OK 73006
Phone: 1.580.588.2298
Fax: 1.580.588.3133

Fort Sill Apaches include members of the Warm Springs Band of Apache and the Chiricahua Apaches. This group is often referred to as Chief Geronimo's Band of Apaches.

Population: 1984: Total enrollment 306. [1]

History[edit | edit source]

Victorio was the Chief who took a group of forty warriors on the war path in protest over the tribe's being moved to a reservation located at San Carlos, Arizona from their New Mexico reservation.

Geronimo assumed command of the group of Apaches. He carried the Native American warfare until August 1886 when General Nelson A. Miles forced him to surrender.

Geronimo and his followers were taken prisoner of war and imprisoned at Fort Marion and Pensacola, Florida.

Many imprisoned members died the first year and the tribe was removed to Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama for seven years.

1894: Geronimo and his band were brought from Alabama to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Indian Territory.

1909 Geronimo died, and is buried in the Apache Cemetery near Fort Sill, Oklahoma

1913 some were alloted land in Oklahoma; others moved to the Mescalero Reservation in New Mexico.

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Allotted land: 3,044.25 acres. Tribally owned land: 38.65 acres. [2]

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2 page 224
  2. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2 page 223

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