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Geronimo: His Own Story: The Autobiography of a Great Patriot Warrior
     

Geronimo: His Own Story: The Autobiography of a Great Patriot Warrior

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by Geronimo, S. M. Barrett, Frederick W. Turner (Introduction)
 

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“I am thankful that the President of the United States has given me permission to tell my story. I hope that he and those in authority under him will read my story and judge whether my people have been rightly treated.”—Geronimo
 
This book contains one of the most extraordinary and invaluable documents in the annals of Native

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“I am thankful that the President of the United States has given me permission to tell my story. I hope that he and those in authority under him will read my story and judge whether my people have been rightly treated.”—Geronimo
 
This book contains one of the most extraordinary and invaluable documents in the annals of Native American history—the authentic testament of a remarkable “war shaman” who for several years held off both Mexico and the United States in fierce defense of Apache lands. During 1905 and 1906, Geronimo, the legendary Apache warrior and honorary war chief, dictated his story through a native interpreter to S.M. Barrett, then superintendent of schools in Lawton, Oklahoma. As Geronimo was by then a prisoner of war, Barrett had made appeals all the way up the chain of command to President Teddy Roosevelt for permission to record the words of the “Indian outlaw.” Geronimo came to each interview knowing exactly what he wanted to cover, beginning with his telling of the Apache creation story. When, at the end of the first session, Barrett posed a question, the only answer he received was a pronouncement—“Write what I have spoken.”
 
Now Geronimo’s narrative, with S.M. Barrett’s original commentary, has been set in historical perspective by Frederick Turner’s new introduction on the latest scholarship about the period. These elements combine in Geronimo: His Own Story to provide unique insights into the beliefs, customs, and way of life of a remarkable man and his people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452011557
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
421,161
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Geronimo was a Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people's defense of their homeland against the United States. He dictated his autobiography through an interpreter to S.M. Barrett, then superintendent of schools in Lawton, Oklahoma. 

Frederick W. Turner is an American historian and writer. He annotated the revised edition of Geronimo's 1906 autobiography.

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Geronimo 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AndrasNagy More than 1 year ago
This book was dictated by Geronimo to S.M. Barrett. During the dictation the editor was not allowed to ask questions or make comments, he had to take down the words as they were spoken. This gives authenticity and credibility to this book. If you are interested in the Apache, this book is highly recommended.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing and inspiring...anyone who reads it will see how beautifully it was written and put into words. It's just wonderful how history can be...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You b&n need beter story and get your but up pluse your sexy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You guys are all fools.