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Geronimo: A Native American Legend

Geronimo

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Geronimo Legend  

Geronimo
Geronimo

Now the legend I will tell you, includes my ancestors. One of the names of them is Geronimo. He was born June 16th, 1829.

As a young child, he did what all children do. He played with dolls that his parents made for him, and he also played with other children.

When he got older, at age 8 or 9, he learned how to hunt with his father, grandfather, and other men from the tribe.

As he became older, he grew up to be the War Leader of his tribe, and was very good at it.

At war they used Bow and Arrows. Later on, they got guns from Spaniards. So for wars they used Bow and Arrows along with guns.

Bow and Arrows used by the Chiricahua Apache people
Bow and Arrows used by the Chiricahua Apache people

 

Later he met a very beautiful woman, that later became his wife. He and his wife had 3 beautiful children. They had 2 girls and 1 boy. One of the girls names were Eva. Chiricahua Apache people had kids at a very very young age. Some people had their children at age 15.

 

Later he met a very beautiful woman, that later became his wife. He and his wife had 3 beautiful children. They had 2 girls and 1 boy. One of the girls names were Eva. Chiricahua Apache people had kids at a very very young age. Some people had their children at age 15.

Eva (Geronimo's daughter)
Eva (Geronimo’s daughter)

Later in life, Mexicans attacked their villages. Years later, the Chiricahua fought the Americans to save their lands. Eventually, they lost all of their land and were forced to go on reservations.

Before he was moved to the reservation, he and his family lived in a cave.

One day while they lived on the reservation, Mexicans shot Eva, her mother, her sister, and her brother. Those people were Geronimo’s kids and wife. Geronimo was furious. He brought out his gun, along with all of his war people, and started to shoot at the Mexicans.

After the huge fight, Geronimo wished he had killed more Mexicans than what he did. He was very very sad that his family was killed. He was 25 years old when all of this happened.

After a couple years, he married another pretty woman and had 3 more children. He was still very mad about what had happened to his first family though.

As time went by, Geronimo grew older and older. The Chiricahua Apaches life span was not long. Yet, Geronimo lived a very long life. In fact, longer than most people.

He died February 17, 1909 at the age of 79. He died at Fort Sill which was the reservation he and his first family were forced on together. He is now up in heaven with both of his families having an amazing time and living in a better place. Most people remember him as a very brave War Leader but on the other hand, some people remember him as a terrorist, but he was not even close to being one. He was a very brave War Leader, that protected, cared, and loved his tribe.

Geronimo's grave
Geronimo’s grave

Pictures:

http://www.biography.com/people/geronimo-9309607#synopsis

http://www.travbuddy.com/Fort-Sill-travel-guide-1316075/photos#26

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/528047125030920719/

http://www.bifrost-bridge.com/t180-spurs-n-six-guns-characters

 

 

 

 

 

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