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tradrjeff (#47331920)
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KR Redmond
RE: geronimo gravesite
I was visiting a friend who was in the Army and posted at Ft. Sill when I shot that photo back in 1996. I asked him just now about civilian access and he said it was no problem then but he's not sure about now. He speculated that a Native American would probably have no problem visiting the cemetery and, most likely, the only thing anyone else would have to do is obtain a pass at the main gate.

Security after 9/11 may have made that access more difficult to get though.

Added by KR Redmond on Jul 25, 2012 1:13 PM

Jeff Barnes
RE: geronimo's grave
Hi -
Yes, the grave is at Fort Sill AND accessible by the public - it's in the Apache Cemetery at the post and you will have to go through the fort to reach it.

When you check in at either of the gates, tell the guard that you're there to visit the Geronimo grave and they'll give you a map of the fort with instructions how to reach it. It's not difficult and take your time when there - the graves of Loco and Nana are there, too.

On the post grounds itself is the Fort Sill Cemetery, which is kind of the "Indian Arlington" with the graves of Quanah Parker, Satanta, Satank and many more.

If you're interested in more of this area, pick up my new book "The Great Plains Guide to Custer" - it's a travel guide to the sites visited by the general, including Fort Sill, and has many related sites such as these. It's cheap on Amazon, or you can get a signed copy from me; let me know if interested.

Happy hunting!
Jeff Barnes

Added by Jeff Barnes on Jul 25, 2012 3:58 AM

 
 

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