Geronimo (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.

Geronimo (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.

"Who was Geronimo? For white Americans, he was the most feared and hated Indian warrior of his time – the epitome of the merciless savage bent on slaughtering them and their families. Later, as the US came to terms with its harsh treatment of Native Americans, the Apache leader would emerge as a different figure: the noble hero fighting to defend his land, people and way of life."

Real Geronimo was wily fighter whose skill lay in avoiding war, author claims

"Who was Geronimo? For white Americans, he was the most feared and hated Indian warrior of his time – the epitome of the merciless savage bent on slaughtering them and their families. Later, as the US came to terms with its harsh treatment of Native Americans, the Apache leader would emerge as a different figure: the noble hero fighting to defend his land, people and way of life."

"Geronimo is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future, walk without creating footprints and even hold off the dawn to protect his own. This Apache Indian warrior and his band of 37 followers defied federal authority for more than 25 years."

"Geronimo is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future, walk without creating footprints and even hold off the dawn to protect his own. This Apache Indian warrior and his band of 37 followers defied federal authority for more than 25 years."

Geronimo. Apache. 1897. Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Photo by Ed Irwin or G.A. Addison. Source - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Geronimo. Apache. 1897. Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Photo by Ed Irwin or G.A. Addison. Source - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

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Geronimo as a younger man. A deadly warrior. Elsewhere called the greatest cavalry soldier to ever live. Ten thousand united warriors and repeating rifles and the history of the USA would have had a very different outcome.

Geronimo as a younger man. A deadly warrior. Elsewhere called the greatest cavalry soldier to ever live. Ten thousand united warriors and repeating rifles and the history of the USA would have had a very different outcome.

Geronimo on horseback in 1886 - I am not related to the great warrior, but my aunt knew him so I feel a slight connection there.

Geronimo on horseback in 1886 - I am not related to the great warrior, but my aunt knew him so I feel a slight connection there.

Geronimo was an important Apache Native American leader who rose to celebrity status. His many cunning  escapes from Indian reservations and the failure of 10,000 Mexican and American soldiers to capture him  and his 39 warriors gave him a permanent place in history.

Geronimo was an important Apache Native American leader who rose to celebrity status. His many cunning escapes from Indian reservations and the failure of 10,000 Mexican and American soldiers to capture him and his 39 warriors gave him a permanent place in history.

Geronimo (1829-1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.

Geronimo (1829-1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.

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