Saturday, June 16, 2012

Geronimo's birth date

1829 Geronimo (d. February 17, 1909), or Goyathlay ('one who yawns'), Apache warrior and leader. Geronimo was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States of America for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. Allegedly, 'Geronimo' was the name given to him during a Mexican incident. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay, or, in English, Goyahkla.

After an attack by a company of Mexican soldiers killed many members of his family in 1858, Geronimo joined revenge attacks on the Mexicans. During his career as a war chief, Geronimo was notorious for consistently urging raids and war upon Mexican Provinces and their various towns, and later against American locations across Arizona, New
, and western Texas.

In 1886, Geronimo was eventually tracked down by U.S. authorities and surrendered. As a prisoner of war in old age he became a celebrity and appeared in fairs but was never allowed to return to the land of his birth. He later regretted his surrender and claimed the conditions he made had been ignored. Geronimo died in 1909 after being thrown from
his horse ... (More at Wilson's Almanac.)


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