Clash at Bear Valley

What was the Clash at Bear Valley?

The final battle between U.S. Army Forces and Native American fighters occurred over 100 years ago in Bear Valley near the Arizona border with Mexico. On January 9, 1918 a group of Yaquis natives opened fire on a group of U.S. Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry.
Dr. Michael Engs on the Clash at Bear Valley

Recorded and produced by Amanda Shauger for KXCI Radio

Buffalo Soldiers

and The Clash at Bear Valley

In this episode Dr. Engs tells the story of the Clash at Bear Valley. This battle was the last fight that Indigenous people in the United States had with the Buffalo Soldiers which took place in January 1918.

Dr. Michael Engs was the owner and operator of Arizona Heritage Tours, LLC. This company’s mission was to provide historical information to the public regarding the contributions of African/Latino Americans in the Southwest from 1538 - 1916. Dr. Engs was also a consultant for Canoa Ranch of Pima County, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Tucson Presidio Trust and the Black Pilots of America.


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