"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 (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.

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. 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.

"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 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.

Lenna Geronimo. Daughter of Goyathlay (Geronimo)] 1907 (Antique photo of Native American).

Lenna Geronimo. Daughter of Goyathlay (Geronimo)] 1907 (Antique photo of Native American).

There were many Native American tribes already on Texas such as the Apache (The Picture) and the Comanches.

There were many Native American tribes already on Texas such as the Apache (The Picture) and the Comanches.

Geronimo, 1907. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

Geronimo, 1907. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

Geronimo, The famous Chiricahua Apache Chief.http://blackberrycastlephotographytm.zenfolio.com/p583897559

Geronimo, The famous Chiricahua Apache Chief.http://blackberrycastlephotographytm.zenfolio.com/p583897559

Geronimo & Eva Geronimo, his youngest daughter - Chiricahua Apache - before 1909.

Geronimo & Eva Geronimo, his youngest daughter - Chiricahua Apache - before 1909.

Daughter of Geronimo c.1900. - Lena Geronimo was born in 1886 in Fort Marion, St. Augustine, FL, while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff gave her the name Marion, after the fort, but she took the name Lenna upon returning to the Southwest. Lenna Geronimo, the daughter of Geronimo and wife Ih-tedda, a Mescalero Apache, was the full sister of Robert Geronimo, Geronimo's only living son. Lenna was Bedonkohe-Mescalero.

Daughter of Geronimo c.1900. - Lena Geronimo was born in 1886 in Fort Marion, St. Augustine, FL, while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff gave her the name Marion, after the fort, but she took the name Lenna upon returning to the Southwest. Lenna Geronimo, the daughter of Geronimo and wife Ih-tedda, a Mescalero Apache, was the full sister of Robert Geronimo, Geronimo's only living son. Lenna was Bedonkohe-Mescalero.

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