Post 1887 Apache Wars period

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Post 1887 period
Part of the Apache Wars
Hiding behind a rock, two Apaches plan to ambush a traveler.
Renegade Apaches by Henry Farny
Date 1887–1924
Location Southwest United States, Northwestern Mexico
Result United States/Mexican victory
Belligerents
 United States
 Mexico
Apache

The Post 1887 period of the Apache Wars refers to campaigns by the United States and Mexico against Apaches.

After the surrender of Geronimo in 1886, Apache warriors continued warfare against Americans and Mexicans. The 10th Cavalry and 4th Cavalry forces under First Lieutenant James W. Watson pursued mounted Apache warriors north of Globe, Arizona, along the Salt River. Sergeant James T. Daniels, Company L., 4th Cavalry and Sergeant William McBryar, Troop K., 10th Cavalry, are the last-known recipients of the Medal of Honor for actions during the Apache Wars. Both were cited for "extreme courage and heroism" while under attack by hostile Apaches, on March 7, 1890. Sergeant Y.B Rowdy, Troop A, of the Indian Scouts, was also decorated with the medal on the same date.[1]

The last Apache raid into the United States occurred as late as 1924 when a band of natives stole some horses from Arizonan settlers. The Apaches were caught and arrested. This is considered to be the end of the American Indian Wars.[2][3][4]

The Mexican Indian Wars that involved Apache bands in Northern Mexico continued for another nine years, until the final holdouts were defeated in 1933. .

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  1. ^ Melzer, Richard (2007). Buried Treasures: Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History. Sunstone Press. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-86534-531-7. 
  2. ^ Clare V. McKanna, Jr. (February 2000). "Apache Kid". American National Biography Online. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Indian Wars in Arizona Territory" (PDF). Arizona Military Museum. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ Paul, Lee. "Massai and the Apache Kid". Old West Legends. Archived from the original on 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2011-08-20.