Crook’s failure to apprehend the Indians led to his eventual resignation. General Nelson Miles replaced him. Finally, he was freed and moved with this family to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. He died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1909.
The Apache dominated much of northern Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas for hundreds of years. It is estimated that about 5,000 Apache lived in the Southwest in 1680 AD. Some Apache lived in the mountains, while others lived on the plains.
On December 14, 1872, President U.S. Grant established the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
Formed by Coolidge Dam, San Carlos Lake lies within the 3,000-square-miles of the San Carlos Apache Indian tribal lands, located approximately 125 miles east of Phoenix near US 70.
The last of the Apache tribe, the Chiricahua, surrendered in 1886. They were deported to Florida and Alabama prisons. There are still several Apache tribes today. There are approximately 5,000 Apaches today.
This Date in Native History: On September 4, 1886, the great Apache warrior Geronimo surrendered in Skeleton Canyon, Arizona, after fighting for his homeland for almost 30 years. He was the last American Indian warrior to formally surrender to the United States.
Quahadis were the hardest, fiercest, least yielding component of a tribe that had long had the reputation as the most violent and warlike on the continent; if they ran low on water, they were known to drink the contents of a dead horse’s stomach, something even the toughest Texas Ranger would not do.
“Varlebena. It means forever. That’s all they say.”
As I mentioned not all tribes receive money. He receives money from his Apache tribe, but not from Zuni. Money for tribe’s come in a couple different ways; dividends or gambling revenues. Dividends can come from the government to be distributed to tribes and their members based on the tribes history with government.
Apache is pronounced “uh-PAH-chee.” It means ” enemy ” in the language of their Zuni neighbors. The Apaches ‘ own name for themselves was traditionally Nde or Ndee ( meaning “the people”), but today most Apache people use the word ” Apache ” themselves, even when they are speaking their own language.
The Jicarilla Apache were just one of six southern Athapascan groups that migrated out of Canada sometime around 1300 to 1500 A.D. Moving their way south, they settled in the southwest where their traditional homeland covered more than 50 million acres across north New Mexico, southern Colorado and western Oklahoma.
The White Mountain Apache reservation (2.2 million acres) is located 180 miles northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. Tribal headquarters are located in Whiteriver, Arizona.
Lake Roosevelt facilities are temporarily closed – Updated 12/16/2020.
Bartlett Lake Marina is located 17 miles northeast of Carefree and only one hour from Phoenix. Our marina offers a range of well equipped and comfortable rental boats. All safety gear and full instructions are included. We welcome novices!
Over the years, siltation and vegetation have reduced the capacity and surface area, so that much of the reservoir is a shallow marsh with extensive stands of cattails and rushes. Water level is highly variable, and the lake is completely dry in some years.
|Surface elevation||1,500 ft (460 m)|