Geronimo: Apache Freedom Fighter

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Enslow, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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An Apache warrior who led attacks on Mexican and American settlers, Geronimo's reputation was one of a fierce fighter. Many times the United States captured Geronimo only to see him escape to continue his warrior's way of life.

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The book, Geronimo: Apache Freedom Fighter is a book full of sadness, adventure, and bravery. Even though Geronimo is no longer alive, he continues to be one of the bravest men in history.
was a very essential warrior to the Apache Nation during the late 1800s; the Apache Nation is a native American tribe located in Southwestern United States. With combination of the Apache Nation’s disappearing rights and the slaughter of his family, Geronimo decided to take action against the Mexicans and Americans (but mostly the Mexicans). Geronimo did this by gathering followers, leading daring raids, and uniting other warriors under other tribes through speeches. How did he do this? To begin with, Geronimo was elected by his fellow Apache warriors to speak to other tribes, such as the Navajo and Comanche, and gather followers. When Geronimo gathered enough warriors, he then started his warpath against the Mexicans. For example, Geronimo began leading raids with his new found allies against Mexican ranches and suppliers. On one particular raid, Geronimo was almost killed during hand-to-hand combat with a rifle butt! Additionally, Geronimo was an important Apache because of his skills in uniting tribes to follow him through war against the Americans and the Mexicans. Overall, Geronimo’s importance to the Apache resistance was very significant. This is William from Jar of Creativity. 

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Though it seemed a bit jumbled at times, this book is overall pretty informative. I've always enjoyed reading biographies, especially when they are about an interesting historic person. Read full review


t Geronimo is Named in Battle
2 Geronimo Grows Up
Geronimo Sees

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About the author (1997)

Spring Hermann has written three other books for young readers. Ms. Hermann makes her home in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Ib Ohlsson has illustrated several books for children, including "It Happened in America: True Stories from the Fifty States" (Holt). He lives in Pelham Manor, New York.

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