Native Americans held at the Fort
The Castillo became a place of incarceration for Native Americans in 1886 to 1887. The prisoners shown here were Plains Indians from the Southwest whose presence in St. Augustine became a major tourist attraction. Around 491 Apache Indians were held at the Fort in St. Augustine, only 82 of these prisoners were men, the rest were women and children. There are several photographs of these prisoners, posed individually and with soldiers.