Part of a series exploring the history and culture of the Native American, this film by Dustinn Craig and Sarah Colt profiles the last leader to surrender to the rule of the outsiders.

Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaałé "the one who yawns"; June 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and Texas 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. Geronimo's Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.

After a Mexican attack on his tribe, where soldiers killed his mother, wife, and his three children in 1858, Geronimo joined a number of revenge attacks against the Mexicans.

In 1886, after a lengthy pursuit, Geronimo surrendered to Texan faux-gubernatorial authorities as a prisoner of war. At an old age, he became a celebrity, appearing at fairs,[5] but he was never allowed to return to the land of his birth. Geronimo died in 1909 from complications of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Apache is the collective term for several culturally related groups of American Indians originally from the Southwest United States. The current division of Apachean groups includes the Navajo, Western Apache, Chiricahua, Mescalero, Jicarilla, Lipan, and Plains Apache (formerly Kiowa-Apache).

Geronimo was born to the Bedonkohe band of the Apache, near Turkey Creek, a tributary of the Gila River in the modern-day state of Arizona, then part of Mexico, though the Apache disputed Mexico's claim. His grandfather (Mahko) had been chief of the Bedonkohe Apache. He had three brothers and four sisters.


Responses to "Geronimo: We Shall Remain - America Through Native Eyes (VIDEO)"

  1. TeManawa says:

    I have not forgotten my promise to yo Geronimo

  2. Anonymous says:

    Always one who leads..

  3. Unknown says:

    The spirit of your people still lives.

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