History & Culture
The Apache Wars: Cochise
Apache Pass was the site of many conflicts between the Chiricahua Apache, especially Chief Cochise, and the US government.
The Apache Wars: Geronimo
Geronimo played a crucial role in the Apache Wars, despite not being a chief.
After the Apache Wars
After the Chiricahua Apache surrendered, they were considered prisoners-of-war and sent to Florida, and later Oklahoma.
The Chiricahua Apache are Native Americans who once moved about the American Southwest "like the wind." As the United States began to settle the region in the 19th century, the two sides waged the longest war on American soil.
Garfield Monument and Henry Flipper
Discover the relationship between the Buffalo Soldiers who built a monument to President Garfield and 2nd Lieutenant Henry Flipper.
History of the 10th Cavalry
Learn about African American soldiers (Buffalo Soldiers) in the 10th Cavalry.
Roster of Individual Soldiers
Uncover the lives of soldiers who were stationed in Bonita Canyon in 1885-1886 during the Geronimo Campaign.
Camp Bonita and the Geronimo Campaign
Unearth the connection between Buffalo Soldiers stationed at Camp Bonita and the larger Geronimo Campaign.
While Buffalo Soldiers are usually associated with western expansion in the United States, their role in southeast Arizona is often overlooked. Buffalo Soldiers stationed in Arizona played an important role in ending the “Indian Wars” by eventually capturing Chief Mangus, who surrendered a month after the more famous Geronimo and Chief Naiche, in October of 1886.
Last updated: June 8, 2018