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Geronimo: Apache Warrior

Geronimo: Apache Warrior

by Brenda Haugen

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A biography profiling the life of Geronimo, the well-known Apache Native American leader. Includes source notes and timeline.


A biography profiling the life of Geronimo, the well-known Apache Native American leader. Includes source notes and timeline.

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Children's Literature
The name Geronimo is synonymous with bravery and fierceness and is invoked in games of cowboys and Indians and in tales of the Wild West. Haugen's biography examines the man behind the famous name and explores the conflicted and often brutal landscape in which he lived. The Apache warrior known as Geronimo was born in 1829 and named Goyakla. Although remembered and mythologized in American history, Geronimo's main clashes were with the Mexicans who often skirmished with the Apache and who killed his mother, wife and children. Haugen depicts the struggle of Geronimo and other Apaches for independence and autonomy in a region increasingly hostile to them. Interesting, informative and useful, this book presents—in the figure of Geronimo—just one type of response of Native Americans to the conquest and colonization of the American West. An exciting, and generally balanced, biography in its own right, this text could also be used in studying American history and Native American culture. It includes many illustrations, including good photographs of Geronimo. This title is part of the "Signature Lives" series. 2006, Compress Press, Ages 9 to 12.
—Sarah Rachel Egelman
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Each book introduces the life of its subject within the context of the era in which he lived. Former slave, mountain man, and the first African American to venture west, Beckwourth was respected by the Native tribes until 1864, when he was forced to assist Colonel John Chivington on a raid of Chief Black Kettle's camp. A warrior among his people, Crazy Horse fought white settlers who encroached on Native lands. He also fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. A great warrior who fought for the freedom of his people, Geronimo refused resettlement and fled with his followers to Mexico. He was later captured and forced to relocate to Fort Sill, OK. Each book is illustrated with color and black-and-white reproductions, maps, and illustrations and includes primary-source excerpts such as letters and diaries. All three titles are attractive and well researched.-G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Signature Lives: American Frontier Era Series
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.

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