Apache Spring - Fort Sill, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs
N 34° 41.246 W 098° 24.896
14S E 553591 N 3838536
Quick Description: Improved spring used by the Chiricahua Apaches.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2014 12:59:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMM141
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 3

Long Description:
Apache Spring

This circular depression was an improved spring used by the Chiricahua Apaches to water their cattle. Although Prisoners-of-War at Fort Sill from 1894 to 1913, the Apaches were enlisted in the U.S. Army as soldiers, some became blacksmiths or wheelwrights, and most were also farmers and ranchers.
This valley immediately north of the Medicine Bluffs known as the "Punchbowl", was surrounded by a dozen Apache villages and also was the site of the annual round up and branding of their 10,000 cattle. These Indian cowboys symbolized the many contradictions which characterized the Apaches learning a new way of life at the turn of the 20th century.
Public or Private Land?: Private

Public Land Fees?: Free

Private Land access?: It is located on a military installation. You must have some form of picture ID to gain access.

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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