Geronimo

Geronimo

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His very name once struck terror in the ranchers, farmers, and other settlers of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. When Geronimo escaped the reservation in 1886, it took 8,000 Mexican and American soldiers five months to capture his tiny band of 38 fleeing Apache. Then, the U.S. government held Geronimo and all his people as prisoners of war for

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His very name once struck terror in the ranchers, farmers, and other settlers of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. When Geronimo escaped the reservation in 1886, it took 8,000 Mexican and American soldiers five months to capture his tiny band of 38 fleeing Apache. Then, the U.S. government held Geronimo and all his people as prisoners of war for 27 years. Yet in 2009, on the 100th anniversary of his death, the U.S. House of Representatives praised "his extraordinary bravery, and his commitment to the defense of his homeland, his people, and Apache ways of life." In 100 years, Geronimo's image has been transformed from a bloodthirsty savage to a courageous symbol of resistance.

Legends of the Wild West brings to life the fascinating history, lore, and culture of the great American frontier from west of the Mississippi River to the wide expanses of the western prairies and deserts. Each volume is a compelling portrait of the best-known frontiersmen, women, and settlers of the West.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604135251
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
Legends of the Wild West Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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