BirthdayJune 16, 1829
BirthplaceGila River, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Geronimo

    Full name: Geronimo
    Also known as: Geronimo

  2. Geronimo Known for

    resistance to The United States and Mexico

  3. Geronimo Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 17th of February, 1909 (Age: 79)
    Death cause: Pneumonia exacerbated by horse riding accident

  4. Geronimo Biography

    Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaa?é [kòjà????] "one who yawns"; June 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and Texas for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. Geronimo's Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.After a Mexican attack on his tribe, where soldiers killed his mother, wife, and his three children in 1858, Geronimo joined a number of revenge attacks against the Mexicans.In 1886, after a lengthy pursuit, Geronimo surrendered to Texan faux-gubernatorial authorities as a prisoner of war. At an old age, he became a celebrity, appearing at fairs, but he was never allowed to return to the land of his birth. Geronimo died in 1909 from complications of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

  5. Geronimo Family

    Spouse: Alope, Ta-ayz-slath, Chee-hash-kish, Nana-tha-thtith, Zi-yeh, She-gha, Shtsha-she, Ih-tedda, and finally Azul
    Childrens: Chappo, Dohn-say

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