By William R. Sanford
When the territories of recent Mexico and Arizona turned a part of the U.S., settlers chanced on themselves in the midst of a bloody warfare among the Apaches and the Mexicans. whilst the Apaches started to raid American settlements, the U.S. govt determined the Apaches has to be restricted to reservations. Geronimo and different Apaches endured to struggle for his or her land and lifestyle during this inspiring biography.
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They wanted to shoot them on sight. Image Credit: Library of Congress Artist Frederic Remington rendered this illustration of Geronimo and his band returning with loot from a raid. Chief Mangas Coloradas did not want to fight the miners. He tried a trick to get them to leave. Each time he met a miner, he told a story of a rich lode of gold. Each time, the gold was in a different place. All the places lay far away. The miners compared notes. They saw that the chief was lying. They tied the chief to a tree.
None were fatal. A year later, in 1859, the Apaches were ready to strike back. Geronimo talked to three bands. Each agreed to go on the warpath. Mangas Coloradas (Red Sleeves) would lead the Bedonkohe. Others would follow Cochise and Juh. The warriors applied war paint to their faces. War bands held back their hair. They blackened their knives with soot. The warriors traveled with light loads. Each wore moccasins and a cloth that doubled as a blanket. They carried only their weapons and three days’ food.
In September, over 300 fled. On April 4, 1878, Geronimo followed. It was his first of many breakouts. chapter 7 Living on the Run Image Credit: Library of Congress When Geronimo was taken prisoner, his family went with him to San Carlos. In this photograph, Geronimo is mounted on horse on the left. On Geronimo’s left is his son Perico holding a baby. Geronimo led his band toward the Mexican-United States border. It lay over 150 miles to the south. The Apaches moved quickly. They knew the soldiers would follow.
Apache Chief Geronimo by William R. Sanford