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Fort Apache one of the last vestiges of the Apache Wars .today is a world heritage site dedicated to the Apache culture. Long abandoned by the U.S. Cavalry today the White Mountain Apache use the fort for social events like the above basketball tournament played in front of the Boy's Dormitory built 1932 and left empty and deteriorating for the last half century. The Apache Wars  ended in the late 1870's with the final surrender of Geronimo who was then shipped to Florida with the last of the Chiricahua Apache Band never to return to Arizona again. Oral arguements will be held next week by the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should be held responsible for the Fort's deteriorating condition and whether or not the United States government should be forced to retore the Fort which the White Mountain Apache hope to use to promote tourism on their reservation.