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  • Chiricahua Fort Sill Apaches.

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    . Chiricahua Fort Sill Apaches The Chiricahua band of the larger Apache tribe was fractured through attempted assimilation by the United States government. The attempted assimilation of a regionally nomadic people whose entire society spiritually and culturally is based upon ties to nature leads to an eventual violent reaction by a portion of the tribe, through propagation of fear and political pressure the entire band is taken into custody with prisoner of war status. Eventually this status will

  • Essay on The Genocide of the Chiricahua Indian Tribe

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    The Genocide of the Chiricahua Indian Tribe United States history is taught in public schools from the time we are able to understand its importance. Teachings of honorable plights by our forefathers to establish this great nation are common. However, specific details of this establishment seem to slip through the cracks of our educational curriculum. Genocide by definition is the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political or cultural group. The Chiricahua Indian Tribe of the

  • The Chiricahua Named Chihuahu A Different Opinion Of Their New Home

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    The Chiricahua named Chihuahua has a different opinion of their new home. Comparing their new home with that of their Fort Marion home He has this to say about it “We didn’t know what misery was until they dumped us in those swamps” Once again it would seem that the U.S. Government thought they knew what was best and were willing to do little the fact that it wasn’t. After being at this new site for only two years the Chiricahua were being decimated at an alarming rate of 25% mortality. After the

  • Essay On Geronimo

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    Geronimo was born in June 1829 in No-Doyohn Canyon, Mexico, that today is near Clifton, Arizona into the Bedonkohe Apache tribe. Having had viewed the Geronimo video, it is apparent that he was a hero to some for being determined to be free at all costs. It is also fair to say that many of his own Apache tribe feels to this day, that he alone is the reason the Apache lost their homeland and caused so many to die. Personally, I find him to be a man who looked up to his Leaders and became a product

  • Apaches Research Project Essay

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    200 Apaches massacred, 100 more murdered, and 148 laying dead at Chihuahua Mexico, was something the Chiricahua Apache tribe, and many other tribes, lived through on a regular basis (Hoxie 1).  All of the previously mentioned, in addition to wars and being parted from their own land, were some of the consequences due to a country seeking to expand and conquer new territory, regardless of what or who they had to eliminate in order to accomplish this goal.  However, if Americans would have taken a

  • Essay on Apache Indians

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    Apache Prisoners of War The Chiricahuas, who were once one of the most feared Native American tribes of the southwest, became prisoners of war by the United States for a period of twenty seven years. This period of time was the longest captivity a Native American tribe had ever been imprisoned. The Chiricahuas imprisonment began in 1886, when the United States Army transported four hundred Native Americans from San Carlos and Fort Apache reservations to army posts in Florida (Davis). By 1887

  • GERONIMO Essay

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    More than 5,000 troops were under General Miles' command at that time, including elements of the 4th, 6th and 10th Cavalry. He gave the principal pursuit mission to the 4th because it was headquartered at Fort Huachuca, the base of operations for the campaign. The Army had permission to go to Mexico in pursuit. Captain Henry Lawton, commanding officer of "B" Troop, 4th Cavalry, was an experienced soldier who knew the ways of the Apaches. His tactics were to wear them down by constant pursuit

  • The Apache : The Most Feared Native American Nations

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    The Apache were one of the most feared Native American nations in the American Southwest, and even today they are one of the most well-known and publicized tribes. In 1871, legal documentation submitted from the Territory of Arizona alone recorded 25 pages of sworn affidavits attesting to the Apache outrages from 1869 to 1870 alone. The Apache reputation as fierce warriors, capable of extreme acts of violence and torture, was known across the nation and internationally. Close to home, the Apache

  • Geronimo Essay

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    Geronimo There is so much about Geronimo that is appealing as a story. Geronimo the Man was a brilliant personal leader; strong and proud, and immensely spiritual--a hero in the real sense. As Geronimo's exploits became daily fare in the newspapers, the American government's Indian policy became the popular subject of political debate in that time period that extended even to the President. Raids, counterraids, traps and ambushes

  • Apache's Injustice To Raid Settlements In The United States

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    In 1885, the United States government found themselves facing a dilemma in the American Southwest. Years of raiding by some members of the Chiricahua Apache under the leadership of the famed leader Geronimo finally reached its climax and subsequent conclusion. Geronimo and his band of Apache warriors surrendered, and they were promptly incarcerated at Fort Bowie, Arizona. Consequently, the United States Government faced a dilemma on how best to manage the incarcerated Apaches and how to ensure that