Geronimo (Legends of the Wild West)
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For four long years, he struggled with his new reservation life, finally escaping in September Out on his own again, Geronimo and a small band of Chiricahua followers eluded American troops.
Over the next five years, they engaged in what proved to be the last of the Indian wars against the United States. Perceptions of Geronimo were nearly as complex as the man himself. His followers viewed him as the last great defender of the Native American way of life.
But others, including fellow Apaches, saw him as a stubborn holdout, violently driven by revenge and foolishly putting the lives of people in danger. With his followers in tow, Geronimo shot across the Southwest. As he did, the seemingly mystical leader was transformed into a legend as newspapers closely followed the Army's pursuit of him.
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At one point nearly a quarter of the Army's forces—5, troops—were trying to hunt him down. Finally, in the summer of , he surrendered, the last Chiricahua to do so. Over the next several years Geronimo and his people were bounced around, first to a prison in Florida, then a prison camp in Alabama and then Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
In total, the group spent 27 years as prisoners of war. While he and the rest of the Chiricahua remained under guard, Geronimo experienced a bit of celebrity from his white former enemies. Less than a decade after he'd surrendered, crowds longed to catch a glimpse of the famous Indian warrior. In , he published his autobiography, and that same year he received a private audience with President Theodore Roosevelt, unsuccessfully pressing the American leader to let his people return to Arizona.
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His death came four years later. While riding home in February , he was thrown from his horse. He survived a night out in the cold, but when a friend found him the next day, Geronimo's health was rapidly deteriorating. Gatewood also used Chato and his scouts to help locate Geronimo and his band. Lt Gatewood was very respected and well thought of among the Apaches. Gatewood would serve under General George Crook. The Apache were very loyal to their friends, devoted to family, and fierce warriors in battle, An Apache could travel 50 miles on foot without stopping and were arguably among the best guerilla fighters in history.
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