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Geronimo Surrender Marker

"Near here Geronimo, last Apache chieftain and Nachite with their followers surrendered, on Sept. 6th 1886, to General Nelson A. Miles, U. S. Army. Lieutenant Chas. B. Gatewood with Kieta and Martine Apache scouts, risked their lives to enter the camp of the hostiles to present terms of surrender offered to them by General Miles.

After two days, Gatewood received the consent of Geronimo and Nachite to surrender.

The surrender of Geronimo in Skeleton Canyon, on that historic day, forever ended Indian warfare in the United States."

This memorial erected A. D. 1934 by the City of Douglas, with Federal C. W. A. funds.

Submitted by: Eric Goodill

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