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The Great Native American Chiefs

Geronimo (1829-1909)

Geronimo

The most famous of Apache warriors, Geronimo came to symbolize the spirit of Native American resistance to the invasion of Indian lands by white settlers. Born in 1829, he became the foremost leader of his people in battles with both Mexican and U.S. forces in the last of the Apache wars, resisting all attempts to settle his people on reservations. After his surrender to the US Army in 1886 Geronimo and hundreds of other Apaches were sent in chains to prisons in Florida and then relocated to Alabama and Oklahoma. Geronimo was never granted permission to return to the ancient Apache homelands before his death in 1909.

Source: Famous Native American Leaders - Dover Press

 

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