Hand-tinted photograph of wikiup, with adults and children standing outside or sitting inside.

Chiricahua Apache Before 1861

The Chiricahua Apache lived in the Southwest for hundreds of years and clashed with Mexican and American governments.

Log cabin in grassy field in front of large rocky hill.

The Stafford Family

The Stafford family homesteaded Bonita Canyon from 1880 to 1918.

Old wooden fence in field with grass, bordered by trees, and a rocky hill in the background.

Early Pioneers of Bonita Canyon

Discover a few of the early pioneers who first settled in and around what is now Chiricahua National Monument.

Mounted Buffalo Soldiers (10th Cavalry, Troop M) charging.

History of the 10th Cavalry

Learn about African American soldiers (Buffalo Soldiers) in the 10th Cavalry.

Old pair of brown, tall riding boots against a gray background.

Roster of Individual Soldiers

Uncover the lives of soldiers who were stationed in Bonita Canyon in 1885-1886 during the Geronimo Campaign.

Last updated: December 9, 2018

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