Fort Sill, Oklahoma

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Now a National Historic Landmark, Fort Sill is a US Army post located in Lawton, OK. Established in 1869, it is the only active fort that remains from the era of the Indian Wars. Originally created as a post to stop tribes from raiding settlements, the fort played an active role during the Red River War (where the Companches, Kiowa, and southern Cheyenne went to war againts the government), during President Grant's Peace Policy, and a sa place of relocation ofr Apaches in 1894. This is also where Geronimo is buried.

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"Little Big Mouth, a medicine man, seated in front of his lodge near Fort Sill, Oklahoma" by William S. Soule is licensed under CC BY. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

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