Was the Skeleton Canyon treasure found?

Investigations: Several treasure hunters have tried to locate the Skeleton Canyon Treasure but have so far been unsuccessful. They have, however, found evidence that the legend surrounding the treasure was true. Palmquist has investigated the story surrounding the treasure.

What happened at Skeleton Canyon?

1879 Skeleton Canyon Massacre The first Skeleton Canyon Massacre occurred in 1879 when a group of Mexican Rurales were ambushed by cattle rustlers. As they entered Skeleton Canyon, shots were fired against them. Of the large group that crossed, only three of the Rurales survived.

Where is the Skeleton Canyon?

Skeleton Canyon is in the Peloncillo Mountains on the Arizona-New Mexico border south of Rodeo, NM.

Where is Guadalupe Canyon Az?

Guadalupe Canyon is located in the southern Peloncillo Mountains in the far southwest corner of the state along the Arizona and Mexico borders. The canyon is 1.5 miles north of the Mexico border and 2 miles east of the New Mexico/Arizona state line. You reach it from Douglas Arizona or Clanton Canyon.

When did Geronimo surrender?

September 4, 1886
On September 4, 1886, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to U.S. government troops. For 30 years, the Native American warrior had battled to protect his tribe’s homeland; however, by 1886 the Apaches were exhausted and outnumbered.

Where was Geronimo’s home?

Geronimo’s Early Life Geronimo was born in what is today Arizona in the upper Gila River country on June 16, 1829. His birth name was Goyahkla, or “one who yawns.” He was part of the Bedonkohe subsection of the Chiricahua tribe of Apaches, a small but mighty group of around 8,000 people.

What happened to Geronimo the Indian?

Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill on February 17, 1909. He is buried in Beef Creek Apache Cemetery in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

What happened to Geronimo’s daughter?

To the right, the grave of their daughter Eva Geronimo Godeley, who was forced to attend one of the Indian boarding schools the US government had created to assimilate native children and strip them of their roots; her school was almost 200 miles away. She was 21 when she died, in 1911. He died three days later.

Who got Geronimo to surrender?

General Nelson Miles
In March 1886, General George Crook (1829–90) forced Geronimo to surrender; however, Geronimo quickly escaped and continued his raids. General Nelson Miles (1839–1925) then took over the pursuit of Geronimo, eventually forcing him to surrender that September near Fort Bowie along the Arizona-New Mexico border.

Who really captured Geronimo?

General Nelson Miles is the major culprit here, as he did everything possible to ensure that his command, the 4th U.S. Cavalry, got all the credit for the capture of Geronimo and the last of the warring Apaches—about thirty-eight people, including warriors, women, and children.

Where is the Skeleton Canyon in New Mexico?

Skeleton Canyon, called Canon Bonita by the Mexicans, is located 30 miles (50 km) northeast of the town of Douglas, Arizona, in the Peloncillo Mountains, which straddle the modern Arizona and New Mexico state line, in the New Mexico Bootheel region.

What are the Skeleton Canyon and Guadalupe Canyon?

Skeleton Canyon and Guadalupe Canyon both lie in the Peloncillo Mountains, which lie along the Arizona-New Mexico border just north of the Mexican border. The canyons were the scene of two massacres between the Cochise County Cow-boys and the Mexican Rurales.

Why is Skeleton Canyon important to Mexico?

However,there was only one passable route between Mexico and the United States, and it later became known as “Skeleton Canyon” due to the many bleached bones of both humans and cattle that were found here. It was the main route between the U.S and Mexico in that area, and many rustlers on both side of the border used it.

Where is the Skeleton Canyon Treasure in Arizona?

Skeleton Canyon treasure. The Skeleton Canyon treasure is said to be located in the Peloncillo Mountains within Skeleton Canyon. The canyon straddles the modern Arizona and New Mexico state line border and connects the Animas Valley of New Mexico, (the New Mexico Bootheel region), with the San Simon Valley of Arizona.