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Geronimo`s career

March 20, 2016 | Author: | Posted in history, native-american studies

The Apaches were nomads , located in Southwest – Arizona , New Mexico Oklahoma and Texas . Their nation comprised of ten sub-tribes , namely the Aravaipa Apache , Chiricahua Apache , Cibecue Apache , Jicarilla Apache , Kiowa Apache , Lipan Apache , Mescalero Apache , Tonto Apache Western Apache and White Mountain Apache . They spoke a language called the Athapascan . Geronimo was born in 1829 in Clifton , Arizona . He was the chief of the Chiricahua Apache tribe . His wife , children , and mother were killed by the Mexicans in 1858 this infuriated him and made him participate in numerous raids against Mexican and [banner_entry_middle]

American settlers From that day he never missed an opportunity to terrorize the Mexican settlements . Subsequent to this tragedy in his personal life , he is alleged to have received supernatural powers , which came to him in visions . Geronimo was mainly a medicine man , a seer and a spiritual and intellectual leader . His skills in battle were legendary and the other Apache chiefs depended on his wisdom

In 1876 the U .S . government tried to relocate the Chiricahua from their traditional homes to the San Carlos Reservation Geronimo and his band of loyal followers began a ten year reign of sporadic raids against white settlements , alternating with spells of agrarian activity on the San Carlos reservation . George Crook , the American General , in March 1886 , captured Geronimo moved the Chiricahua to Florida . Geronimo escaped and continued his raids , which made General Nelson Miles to pursue him . This forced Geronimo into Mexico where he was captured . The Apaches were sent to Florida , Alabama , and finally to Fort Sill Oklahoma Territory , where they settled as farmers . In this fashion the Apaches were shifted three more times

They have the distinction of being the last Indian tribe to be placed on a reservation . Geronimo adopted Christianity and took part in the inaugural procession of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 . Geronimo dictated his memoirs , published in 1906 as Geronimo ‘s Story of His Life He died at Fort Sill on the 17th of February 1909 . Geronimo ‘s war career was connected with that of his brother-in-law , a Chiricahua chief named Jul . Geronimo was Juh ‘s spokesman because Juh had a speech impediment Thus people considered him to be the chief . Geronimo had the distinction of being the last leader of American Indians to formally surrender to the United States . Geronimo was the most famous Apache , as a result of having fought against all odds and having held out the longest . As leader of the Apaches at Arispe in Sonora , he performed such daring feats that the Mexicans gave him the title of Geronimo

The Apaches considered Geronimo to be the very embodiment of Apache values like aggressiveness and courage in adversity . Raids and vengeance were an honourable way of life among the tribes of this region . The Apaches were nomads who ranged all over the United States and Mexico Their main occupations were farming and hunting and during times of food scarcity accompanied by shortage of game , they indulged in raiding neighbouring tribes and… [banner_entry_footer]

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