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National Parks Store: The Apache Ambush of Millar and Tappan


Historian Doug Hamilton describes the violent encounter, the fate of the survivors (not all of whom made it home alive), rescue efforts, and the dominant role luck (both good and bad) played in events leading up to the ambush.

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March 1866. Two army officers with an escort of seven soldiers and a teamster depart Fort Yuma, Arizona Territory. Their orders: travel 250 miles from Fort Yuma to Fort Grant at the confluence of the San Pedro River and Aravaipa Creek. On March 22, a large group of Apaches ambush the officers and their men approximately twenty-five miles east of Florence and forty-eight miles north of Tucson. In a few, fateful moments, four members of the party are killed.

Historian Doug Hamilton describes the violent encounter, the fate of the survivors (not all of whom made it home alive), rescue efforts, and the dominant role luck (both good and bad) played in events leading up to the ambush. Images of the principal participants and the ambush site are shown.

Presentations at 12 PM and 2 PM.



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Event Tags: American Indian, Arizona, educational, free, Native American, Old West, presentation, the West, Tucson

Date:
Saturday, February 20
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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