Geronimo: Young Warrior

Geronimo: Young Warrior

by George E. Stanley, Meryl Henderson
     
 

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In this illustrated biography, young Apache Goyahkla and his friend play games in their village that will prepare him for his role as a hunter and warrior—and the place he will hold in history as Geronimo, fighter for the rights of his people.  See more details below

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In this illustrated biography, young Apache Goyahkla and his friend play games in their village that will prepare him for his role as a hunter and warrior—and the place he will hold in history as Geronimo, fighter for the rights of his people.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439113141
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Series:
Childhood of Famous Americans
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
16 MB
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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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