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Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place

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On September 5, 1886, the entire nation rejoiced as the news flashed from the Southwest that the Apache war leader Geronimo had surrendered to Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles. With Geronimo, at the time of his surrender, were Chief Naiche (the son of the great Cochise), sixteen other warriors, fourteen women, and six children. It had taken a force of 5,000 regular army t ...more
Paperback, 500 pages
Published October 15th 1982 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 1976)
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Emmanuel Gustin
By necessity, this is not just a history of the war leader and medicine man who was called Geronimo, but also of his people, a cluster of Apache tribes who lived on the border of Arizona and Mexico. Debo is grimly realistic about the bloody conflict that was sometimes as much an internal tribal war, as a war of the native Americans against the intruding Mexicans and Anglo-Americans. Her biography is that of a man who was hardy, intelligent, ruthless, charismatic, superstitious and at times paran ...more
Rena Jane
A beautiful, fair and dignified biography of one of the most famous of Indian chiefs.

Must read for lovers of southwestern history.
Larry McMurtry considers this book a classic, and he has pretty good taste. It is not only a biography of Geronimo but a history of the encounter between the U.S.A.'s westward expansion and the Apache people through the life of one of its great leaders.
This book demonstrates the dignity of the American Indian and Geronimo in particular. It clearly shows how the American Government has screwed with the Indians over and over and over again....
The sad thing is that the Apache's were pushed onto reservations because the goverment was doing so in the name of big business - the Mining Corporations.
Nifty book that made Geronimo interseting. Definately not a boring biography book
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Born in Beattie, Kansas, where her parents, Edward P. and Lina Cooper Debo, were homesteaders, Angle Debo liked to observe that her birth date coincided with the closing of the American frontier. She spent a lifetime examining the historical implications of that settlement for Native American Indians…

Debo was the author of numerous books and essays; salient works in addition to those listed in the

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