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Geronimo (The Civilization of the American Indian Series) (Volume 142) Trade paperback - 1982

by Debo

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  • Title Geronimo (The Civilization of the American Indian Series) (Volume 142)
  • Author Debo
  • Binding Trade Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Condition Used - Good
  • Pages 504
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher OUP, Norman, OK
  • Date October 1982
  • Features Bibliography, Index, Maps
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 135990
  • ISBN 9780806118284 / 0806118288
  • Weight 1.47 lbs (0.67 kg)
  • Dimensions 9 x 6.07 x 1.06 in (22.86 x 15.42 x 2.69 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 19th Century
    • Chronological Period: 1900-1919
    • Cultural Region: Southwest U.S.
    • Cultural Region: Western U.S.
    • Ethnic Orientation: Native American
    • Geographic Orientation: Arizona
    • Geographic Orientation: New Mexico
  • Library of Congress subjects Geronimo, Apache Indians - Kings and rulers
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 76013858
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

From the publisher

On September 5, 1886, the entire nation rejoiced as the news flashed from the Southwest that the Apache war leader Geronimo had surrendered to Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles. With Geronimo, at the time of his surrender, were Chief Naiche (the son of the great Cochise), sixteen other warriors, fourteen women, and six children. It had taken a force of 5,000 regular army troops and a series of false promises to "capture" the band.

Yet the surrender that day was not the end of the story of the Apaches associated with Geronimo. Besides his small band, 394 of his tribesmen, including his wife and children, were rounded up, loaded into railroad cars, and shipped to Florida. For more than twenty years Geronimo's people were kept in captivity at Fort Pickens, Florida; Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama; and finally Fort Sill, Oklahoma. They never gave up hope of returning to their mountain home in Arizona and New Mexico, even as their numbers were reduced by starvation and disease and their children were taken from them to be sent to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.

First line

On September 5, 1886, the great news from Fort Bowie, Arizona, flashed across the nation.