Description: The Chiricahua Apaches spent nineteen years (1894-1913) as prisoners of war at Fort Sill in southwestern Oklahoma believing they had been promised permanent residency. This article addresses the rationale behind the government's decision to remove the Apaches from Fort Sill and explores the record to show why the Apaches and others believed they had been promised permanent residency there.
Date: Spring 2000
Creator: Haes, Brenda L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society