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In this, one of Native American history's most extraordinary documents, a legendary warrior and shaman recounts the beliefs and customs of his people. Completely and utterly authentic, its captivating narrator is the most famous member of the Apache tribe: Geronimo.

The spiritual and intellectual leader of the American Indians who defended their land from both Mexico and the United States for many years, Geronimo surrendered in 1886. Two decades later, while under arrest, he told his story through a native interpreter to S. M. Barrett, an Oklahoma school superintendent. Barrett explains in his introduction, "I wrote to President Roosevelt that here was an old Indian who had been held a prisoner of war for twenty years and had never been given a chance to tell his side of the story, and asked that Geronimo be granted permission to tell for publication, in his own way, the story of his life."

This remarkable testament is the result. It begins with Geronimo's retelling of an Apache creation myth and his descriptions of his youth and family. He explains his military tactics as well as traditional practices, including hunting and religious rituals, and reflects upon his hope for the survival of his people and their culture.

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In this, one of Native American history's most extraordinary documents, a legendary warrior and shaman recounts the beliefs and customs of his people. Completely and utterly authentic, its captivating narrator is Geronimo himself, who describes his early life and his family, rituals related to hunting and religion, and his military tactics.

Synopsis:

In this, one of Native American history's most extraordinary documents, a legendary warrior and shaman recounts the beliefs and customs of his people. Completely and utterly authentic, its captivating narrator is Geronimo himself, who describes his early life and his family, rituals related to hunting and religion, and his military tactics.

Table of Contents

Introductory

Part I: The Apaches

  I. Origin of the Apache Indians

  II. Subdivisions of the Apache Tribe

  III. Early Life

  IV. Tribal Amusements, Manners, and Customs

  V. The Family

Part II: The Mexicans

  VI. Kas-ki-yeh

  VII. Fighting Under Difficulties

  VIII. Raids That Were Successful

  IX. Varying Fortunes

  X. Other Raids

  XI. Heavy Fighting

  XII. Geronimo's Mightiest Battle

Part III: The White Men

  XIII. Coming of the White Men

  XIV. Greatest of Wrongs

  XV. Removals

  XVI. In Prison and On the Warpath

  XVII. The Final Struggle

  XVIII. Surrender of Geronimo

  XIX. A Prisoner of War

Part IV: The Old and the New

  XX. Unwritten Laws of the Apaches

  XXI. At the World's Fair

  XXII. Religion

  XXIII. Hopes for the Future

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ISBN:
9780486443638
Barrett, S. M.:
As Told to
Barrett, S. M.:
As Told to
Editor:
Barrett, S. M.
Barrett, S. M.:
As Told to
Author:
Geronimo
Author:
Barrett, S. M.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Apache indians
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Geronimo
Subject:
Apache Indians -- Kings and rulers.
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Native Americans
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 hts
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.41 lb

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In this, one of Native American history's most extraordinary documents, a legendary warrior and shaman recounts the beliefs and customs of his people. Completely and utterly authentic, its captivating narrator is Geronimo himself, who describes his early life and his family, rituals related to hunting and religion, and his military tactics.
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