Geronimo, one of the greatest apache warriors and american legends, gives his first-hand account of his life in the aptly named autobiography geronimo's story of his life the famous chief orally told his story to sm barrett, a superintendent of education in oklahoma, and barrett published the. And, the lands of the nedni apaches, our friends and kinsmen, extended far into mexico their chief, whoa, was as a brother to me, and we spent much of our time in his territory about 1880 we were in camp in the mountains south of casa grande, when a company of mexican troops attacked us. Besides, the lands of the nedni apaches, our friends and kinsmen, extended far into mexico their chief, whoa, was as a brother to me, and we spent much of our time in his territory about 1880 we were in camp in the mountains south of casa grande, when a company of mexican troops attacked us. When maco's son (geronimo's dad) became a warrior, maco died geronimo's father could not become the chief of the nedni's, because he married a woman from the bedonkohe apaches the two had 8 children- four boys and four girls, including geronimo. Chief coloradas stood to call the meeting to order gazing at the moon he bowed with both hands in the air, slowly bringing them down to his knees as he began to speak in his tranquil voice, he said, because of the combination of abundant wildlife and mexican livestock, we have had a prosperous winter.
- geronimo geronimo's grandfather, maco, had been the chief of the nedni apaches he had been of great size and strength when maco had been chief his principle wars had been against the mexicans. Geronimo's story of his life is the oral life history of a legendary apache warrior composed in 1905, while geronimo was being held as a us prisoner of war at fort sill, oklahoma, geronimo's story found audience and publication through the efforts of s m barrett--lawton, oklahoma. When maco's son (geronimo's dad) became a warrior, maco died geronimo's father could not become the chief of the nedni's, because he married a woman from the bedonkohe apaches.
On behalf of his tribe, geronimo contacted the chokonen and the nedni apaches for support in carrying out the attacks on the mexicansin the summer of 1859,the three tribes crossed into the mexican border to wage the war of revenge. 9 maco was chief of the nedni apaches his son (geronimo's father) had married a bedonkohe apache (geronimo's mother) and joined her tribe, thereby losing his right to rule by heredity by this it will be seen geronimo could not become chief by hereditary right, although his grandfather was a chieftain. Geronimo, chiricahua apache leader photograph by frank a rinehart, 1898 apache is the collective term for several culturally related groups of native americans originally from the southwest united states. Asa deklugie (official interpreter for geronimo, son of whoa, chief of the nedni apaches, chief elect to succeed geronimo at the latter's death) 100 geronimo, apache war chief 100. When maco's son (geronimo's dad) became a warrior, maco died geronimo's father could not become the chief of the nedni's, because he marrieda woman from the bedonkohe apaches the two had 8 children- four boys and fourgirls, including geronimo.
The last band of apache raiders, led by the chief geronimo, was hunted down in 1886 and was confined in florida, alabama, and finally oklahoma territory despite the turbulence associated with his last days as a warrior, his early life was tranquil. The nedni apaches chief elect to succeed geronimo at the iat- ter's death ibiblioorg helpful non helpful its beauty all the days of your life -apache. Go khla yeh, one who yawns, named geronimo by the mexican army, was a dedicated apache warrior when one speaks of indian war heroes, geronimo is many times the first name uttered, especially when it comes down to pride, integrity, and the will for justice. South of us lived the cho-kon-en (chiricahua) apaches, whose chief in the old days was cochise, and later his son, naiche this tribe was always on the most friendly terms with us we were often in camp and on the trail together.
Summary geronimo's story of his life by apache war chief geronimo as taken down by stephen m barrett, superintendent of education, lawton oklahoma is an autobiography by the legendary apache chief in his own words. There are six subdivisions of the apache tribe the subdivision that lives in the mountainous country that lies left of the east line of arizona, but south of the gila river is the be-don-ko-he. Juh (also known as ju, ho, whoa, and sometimes who c 1825 - sept/oct 1883) was a warrior and leader of the janeros local group of the ndéndai (or nednhi) band of the chiricahua apache.
Barrett, with the assistance of asa deklugie, son of nedni chief whoa as apache translator, wrote down the story as geronimo told it --beginning with an apache creation myth. Apache indians had a unique religion that is different from other indian tribes they believe from myths and legends to explain things in their lives their god, usen, who is the giver of life, and is known to be the most powerful being in the world, and no one can hurt it. Barrett, with the assistance of asa deklugie (1872-1955), son of nedni chief whoa as apache translator, wrote down the story as geronimo told it --beginning with an apache creation myth geronimo recounted bloody battles with mexican troopers, against whom he had vowed vengeance in 1858 after they murdered his mother, his wife, and his three.
To the end of his life, he seemed to harbor ambivalent religious feelings, telling the christian missionaries at a summer camp meeting in 1908 that he wanted to start over, while at the same time telling his tribesmen that he held to the old apache religion. Geronimo apache chief vintage reprint of old photo geronimo apache chief vintage reprint of old photo this is an excellent reproduction of an old photo. I found this pictures of juh, both on the net one seems certain it was a paint from a female artist who met juh on san carlos during the short living of the chief on the reservation (dec1879 - sept1881.
Apache is the collective term for several culturally related groups of native americans originally from the southwest united states the current division of apachean groups includes the navajo, western apache, chiricahua, mescalero, jicarilla, lipan and plains apache (formerly kiowa-apache. 2 the apache indians are divided into six sub tribes to one of these, the be-don-ko-he, i belong our tribe inhabited that region of mountainous country which lies west from the east line of arizona, and south from the head waters of the gila river. Geronimo was born near turkey creek which is a branch of the modern-day gila river in new mexico his grandfather, known as mako, was the chief of the bendonkohe apache.