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Geronimo was an Apache war chief famous for his fight against Mexican and American expansion into tribal lands. After long evading capture, Geronimo surrendered in 1886, becoming a celebrity in his later life.

Birth:
c. June 16, 1829 1
Turkey Creek, Gila River, New Mexico 1
Death:
17 Feb 1909 2
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 3
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Geronimo, 1887
Geronimo, 1887
Geronimo, a Chiricahua Apache; full-length, kneeling with rifle, 1887. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Goyaale.jpg
93 - Geronimo (Guiyatle), Apache
93 - Geronimo (Guiyatle), Apache
Geronimo (1905)
Geronimo (1905)
by Edward S. Curtis. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edward_S._Curtis_Geronimo_Apache_cp01002v.jpg
Ta-ayz-slath, wife of Geronimo, and child
Ta-ayz-slath, wife of Geronimo, and child
between 1884 and 1885. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ta-ayz-slath,_wife_of_Geronimo,_and_one_child.jpg
Geronimo (right) and his warriors
Geronimo (right) and his warriors
Apache warrior Geronimo (right) and his warriors from left to right: Yanozha (Geronimos´s brother-in-law), Chappo (Geronimo´s son of 2nd wife) and Fun (Yanozha´s half brother) in 1886. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apache_chieff_Geronimo_(right)_and_his_warriors_in_1886.jpg
Band of Apache Indian prisoners
Band of Apache Indian prisoners
Band of Apache Indian prisoners at rest stop beside Southern Pacific Railway, near Nueces River, Tex. (Geronimo is third from the right, in front). Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apache_prisoners.jpg
Geronimo in a 1905 Locomobile Model C
Geronimo in a 1905 Locomobile Model C
Geronimo in a 1905 Locomobile Model C, taken at the Miller brothers' 101 Ranch, located southwest of Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA. 11 June 1905. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geronimo_in_a_1905_Locomobile_Model_C.jpg
Geronimo as a prisoner of war, 1905
Geronimo as a prisoner of war, 1905
Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geronimo,_as_US_prisoner.jpg
Geronimo's grave at Fort Sill
Geronimo's grave at Fort Sill
Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geronimo%27s_grave_taken_in_2005.jpg
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Full Name:
Geronimo 1
Full Name:
Goyathlay; Goyahkla 1
Birth:
c. June 16, 1829 1
Turkey Creek, Gila River, New Mexico 1
Male 1
Death:
17 Feb 1909 2
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 2
Cause: Pneumonia following a horse-riding accident 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1
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Marriage:
Alope, Ta-ayz-slath, Chee-hash-kish, Nana-tha-thtith , Zi-yeh, She-gha, Shtsha-she, Ih-tedda, and Azul 1
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Occupation:
Apache War Chief 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Bedonkohe Apache 1
Appears at the St. Louis World's Fair:
1904 3
Appears at the St. Louis World's Fair:
St. Louis, Missouri 3
Appears in T. Roosevelt's inaugural parade:
04 Mar 1905 3
Dictates life story to S.M. Barrett:
1905 3
Meets with Pres. Roosevelt:
09 Mar 1905 3
Again leaves reservation:
1885 3
Arrested at conference in New Mexico:
21 Apr 1877 3
Arrives in Florida as a prisoner of war:
25 Oct 1886 3
Begins to conduct raids out of Old Mexico:
1876 3
Chiricahua Apache Reservation:
Southern Arizona 3
Held as prisoner of war:
Fort Pickens, Florida 3
Held as prisoner of war:
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 3
Massacre at Kas-Ki-Yeh (family killed):
05 Mar 1851 3
Moved by gov't to Chiricahua Apache Reservation:
1872 3
Moved by gov't to San Carlos Reservation:
1876 3
Resumes raids:
1878 3
Resumes raids:
1881 3
Returns to San Carlos Reservation:
1879 3
Reunited with his family:
13 May 1888 3
Reunited with his family:
Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama 3
San Carlos Reservation:
Arizona 3
Surrenders and returns to reservation:
1884 3
Surrenders to Brig. Gen. Nelson A. Miles:
03 Sep 1886 3
Surrenders to Gen. Crook but escapes days later:
1886 3
Taken to Fort Sill, Oklahoma:
04 Oct 1894 3

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