Recently I heard a story that Geronimo was once held in the jail at Fort Lowell (Tucson, AZ). Any truth to that?

 

Recently I heard a story that Geronimo was once held in the jail at Fort Lowell (Tucson, AZ). Any truth to that?

Rob Worsley
Tucson, Arizona

I checked out several sources and found nothing to indicate that Geronimo was ever in the Fort Lowell jail. The only time he was captured was in the spring of 1877 when John Clum, Clay Beauford and his Apache police captured him and Victorio at Warm Springs in New Mexico. They were taken to the San Carlos reservation where Geronimo was offered to the sheriff of Pima County but no charges were made.

According to his autobiography, Geronimo was a prisoner at San Carlos for four months. There was hell to pay when he got out.

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