Geronimo: The True Story of America's Most Ferocious Warrior

Geronimo: The True Story of America's Most Ferocious Warrior

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First published in 1906, Geronimo is the collaborative work between Geronimo, chief of the Chiricahua Apache, and author S. M. Barrett. The latter was given special permission from President Theodore Roosevelt to interview Geronimo while he was a prisoner of war at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. What Barrett recorded is a blunt, firsthand account of the twenty-five

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First published in 1906, Geronimo is the collaborative work between Geronimo, chief of the Chiricahua Apache, and author S. M. Barrett. The latter was given special permission from President Theodore Roosevelt to interview Geronimo while he was a prisoner of war at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. What Barrett recorded is a blunt, firsthand account of the twenty-five years Geronimo spent fighting the U.S. government.

In Geronimo, the famous Native American discusses the history of the Apache people—where they came from, their early life, and their tribal customs and manners. Geronimo expresses his personal views on how the white men who settled in the West negatively affected his tribe, from wrongs done to his people and removal from their homeland to Geronimo’s imprisonment and forced surrender.

“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 is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history of America and its native peoples, and this true-life account—from one of the most well-known figures in our country’s history—is both thrilling and sobering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616087531
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
720,358
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Geronimo (1829–1909) was a leader and medicine man of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. He fought against both the United States and Mexico as they encroached into his tribal lands, known famously as the Apache Wars. He eventually surrendered to the U.S. army and was sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he was kept as a prisoner of war until his death.

S. M. Barrett (1865–1948) was the superintendent of schools in Lawton, Oklahoma, when he interviewed Geronimo, who was then a prisoner of war. He authored a few works of fiction as well as Barrett’s Practical Pedagogy.

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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.