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Geronimo: Young Warrior

Geronimo: Young Warrior

by George E. Stanley, Meryl Henderson (Illustrator)

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There is perhaps no more renowned name in the lore of the American West than that of Geronimo. This Apache leader struck terror in the hearts of American and Mexican settlers of the southwest. A brave leader of his people, Geronimo lost his family to the decades-long warfare that raged during his lifetime. However, Geronimo was named Goyahkla at birth and lived a peaceful life as a child. In this volume of the "Childhood of Famous Americans" series, we are introduced to the boy who was to grow up to become the warrior known as Geronimo. We see Goyahkla grow into a daring hunter, rider and defender of his people. Throughout this biography readers are also introduced to key elements of Apache life. These rites of passage and daily life among the Apaches are described in a thoughtful manner. Eventually, the Apaches were defeated and placed on reservations. Their defeat marked the closing of a chapter in the story of the American West. This fictionalized biography provides not only an enlightening look at Geronimo and his people but at their place in history as well. 2001, Aladdin Paperbacks, $4.99. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

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Childhood of Famous Americans Series
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Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

George Stanley was a Professor of African and Middle-Eastern Languages and Linguistics at Cameron University. In between prepping class lectures and grading papers, he found the time to write for children. He was also the author of Night Fires and the Third-Grade Detectives series.

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