Geronimo's story of his life (Google eBook)

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Duffield, 1906 - Apache Indians - 216 pages
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Awesome photo on page v of the man just sitting around dishing out knowledge. Interestingly he dedicates the book to Theodore Roosevelt, "the chief of a great people".

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Great reading if you like history of our country. Read full review

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Page 161 - US Army, Washington, DC: "GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following report upon military operations and the condition of the Division of the Pacific for the information of the...
Page 145 - I will take you under Government protection; I will build you a house; I will fence you much land; I will give you cattle, horses, mules, and farming implements. You will be furnished with men to work the farm, for you yourself will not have to work. In the fall I will send you blankets and clothing so that you will not suffer from cold in the winter time. "There is plenty of timber, water, and grass in the land to which I will send you. You will live with your tribe and with your family. If you...
Page 5 - They fought for many days, but at last the birds won the victory. After this war was over, although some evil beasts remained, the birds were able to control the councils, and light was admitted. Then mankind could live and prosper. The eagle was chief in this good fight: therefore, his feathers were worn by man as emblems of wisdom, justice, and power. Among the few human .beings that were yet alive was a woman who had been blessed with many children, but these had always been destroyed by the beasts....
Page 178 - After this we were sent with our families to Vermont, Alabama, where we stayed five years and worked for the Government. We had no property and I looked in vain for General Miles to send me to that land of which he had spoken; I longed in vain for the implements, house and stock that General Miles had promised me. "During this time one of my warriors, Fun, killed himself and his wife. Another one shot his wife and then shot himself. He fell dead but the woman recovered and is still living. "We were...
Page 114 - These were all warriors. They made their camp on the Gila River south of Hot Springs. At first they were friendly and we did not dislike them, but they were not as good as those who came first. After about a year some trouble arose between them and the Indians, and I took the warpath as a warrior, not as a...
Page 17 - I was reared. This range was our fatherland; among these mountains our wigwams were hidden; the scattered valleys contained our fields; the boundless prairies, stretching away on every side, were our pastures; the rocky caverns were our burying places. I was fourth in a family of eight children— four boys and four girls.
Page iii - THE initial idea of the compilation of this work was to give the reading public an authentic record of the private life of the Apache Indians...
Page 44 - Late one afternoon when returning from town we were met by a few women and children who told us that Mexican troops from some other town had attacked our camp, killed all the warriors of the guard, captured all our ponies, secured our arms, destroyed our supplies, and killed many of our women and children. Quickly we separated, concealing ourselves as best we could until nightfall, when we assembled at our appointed place of rendezvous — a thicket by the river. Silently we stole in one by one:...
Page 15 - For each tribe of men Usen created He also made a home. In the land created for any particular tribe He placed whatever would be best for the welfare of that tribe. When Usen created the Apaches He also created their homes in the West.

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