Stories

Explore the stories of the people who have lived and worked in what is now Chiricahua National Monument.

 
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The Apache Wars: Cochise

Apache Pass was the site of many conflicts between the Chiricahua Apache, especially Chief Cochise, and the US government.

Sepia-toned photograph of one man on a horse, and a line of warriors on foot.

The Apache Wars: Geronimo

Geronimo played a crucial role in the Apache Wars, despite not being a chief.

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After the Apache Wars

After the Chiricahua Apache surrendered, they were considered prisoners-of-war and sent to Florida, and later Oklahoma.

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Camp Bonita and the Geronimo Campaign

Unearth the connection between Buffalo Soldiers stationed at Camp Bonita and the larger Geronimo Campaign.

Three-tiered stone monument in a field behind a fence.

Garfield Monument and Henry Flipper

Discover the connection between the 10th Cavalry Soldiers who built this monument to President Garfield and 2nd Lieutenant Henry Flipper.

 
 

The Story of Faraway Ranch

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