Geronimo

(Cross-posted from Haw Creek Reflections)

Of them all, Geronimo is the name most recognized today, over 100 years after his death – perhaps appropriate, given that his small band was the last of the independent  Indian1 warriors who had refused to accept the United States occupation of the American West.

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Age 74, ©1June 2, 1903

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Photo by Warren Mack Oliver, ©1907

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Age 78, ©1906

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Photo by H. H. Clark, between 1900 and 1909. Women describe variously as “two nieces” or “a daughter and a niece.”

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1907 photo by A.B. Canady, Altoona, Kas.

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Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Frank A. Rinehart or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr ©1898

 

With a well-known historical figure such as Geronimo, there is a wealth of information – and misinformation – available online.  Rather recreating any of that here, I will simply offer  Geronimo’s Story of His Life, published posthumously in 1915, opening on page 17, Chapter III, Early Life:


1According to a 1995 U.S. Census Bureau set of home interviews, most of the respondents with an expressed preference refer to themselves as “American Indians” or simply “Indians”; this term has been adopted by major newspapers and some academic groups, but does not traditionally include Native Hawaiians or certain Alaskan Natives, such as Aleut, Yup’ik, or Inuit peoples. (Wikipedia)


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  • Hilary Jun 15, 2014

    Hi Mike – yes I’ve heard of Geronimo and I’m sure there’s a wealth of misinformation out there …

    I’m amazed at what researchers can find .. certainly here in the UK …

    However there’s always two sides to the story and the media savvy seem to get picked up as the correct ones ..

    Interesting to see the photos … cheers Hilary
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    • Mike Jun 15, 2014

      There were a lot of photos taken of Geronimo. After he was “captured,” he lived the rest of his life as a prisoner of the United States, though he eventually had a degree of freedom at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma.
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  • Cheerful Monk Jun 15, 2014

    I have to admit, it’s hard not to root for the Indians. That part of our history is so sad.
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