Geronimo Biography

Geronimo 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, 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Geronimo
Profession:
Medicine man, Tribal chief
Ethnicity:
Chiricahua, Apache
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Birth:
June 16, 1829
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
February 17, 1909
Age at Death:
79
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
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