Famous American Indian Series - Geronimo
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Colorful Apache chieftain, who defied the governments of two nations for 40 years. Born about 1834 near Ft. Tulerosa, in New Mexico. He acquired notoriety through his opposition to the authorities in both the United States and Mexico. He surrendered to General Crook in 1882, and was for a while at peace with the Government. He owned one of the best farms at San Carlos, when trouble arose in 1884, when the authorities made an attempt to stop the making of "Tiawin," the native intoxicant. He led a band of hostiles and terrorized the inhabitants of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora and Chihuahua. He surrendered to General Miles in 1885, and was deported to Florida. Was later transferred to Ft. Silt, Okla., where he died in Feb. 1909.