My Life

The Autobiography of Geronimo

My Life

The Astonishing Autobiography of One of the Truly Great Native American Leaders. "In the beginning the world was covered with darkness. There was no sun, no day. The perpetual night had no moon or stars." And thus begins the autobiography of Geronimo-with the history of his people. Geronimo's My Story is one of the most unusual autobiographies you will ever read. Yes, you'll learn about the life of this legendary Apache leader. Yes, you'll learn about his battles with both Mexicans and Americans. But you will also learn about the Apache culture-how they were organized, how they raised their children, how they married, their amusements, their customs, even their unwritten laws. In short, this book was Geronimo's chance to finally tell the world the Apache side of the story; and he knew it. But he refused to participate unless he could tell it his way, without anyone changing it. At first, Army officials refused permission for the project. Then, unexpectedly, an order came flashing down the line countermanding that decision. It came directly from the President of the United States.

Geronimo

His Own Story: The Autobiography of a Great Patriot Warrior

Geronimo

“I am thankful that the President of the United States has given me permission to tell my story. I hope that he and those in authority under him will read my story and judge whether my people have been rightly treated.”—Geronimo This book contains one of the most extraordinary and invaluable documents in the annals of Native American history—the authentic testament of a remarkable “war shaman” who for several years held off both Mexico and the United States in fierce defense of Apache lands. During 1905 and 1906, Geronimo, the legendary Apache warrior and honorary war chief, dictated his story through a native interpreter to S.M. Barrett, then superintendent of schools in Lawton, Oklahoma. As Geronimo was by then a prisoner of war, Barrett had made appeals all the way up the chain of command to President Teddy Roosevelt for permission to record the words of the “Indian outlaw.” Geronimo came to each interview knowing exactly what he wanted to cover, beginning with his telling of the Apache creation story. When, at the end of the first session, Barrett posed a question, the only answer he received was a pronouncement—“Write what I have spoken.” Now Geronimo’s narrative, with S.M. Barrett’s original commentary, has been set in historical perspective by Frederick Turner’s new introduction on the latest scholarship about the period. These elements combine in Geronimo: His Own Story to provide unique insights into the beliefs, customs, and way of life of a remarkable man and his people. From the Trade Paperback edition.

My Life

The Autobiography of Geronimo

My Life

The Astonishing Autobiography of One of the Truly Great Native American Leaders. "In the beginning the world was covered with darkness. There was no sun, no day. The perpetual night had no moon or stars." And thus begins the autobiography of Geronimo-with the history of his people. Geronimo's My Story is one of the most unusual autobiographies you will ever read. Yes, you'll learn about the life of this legendary Apache leader. Yes, you'll learn about his battles with both Mexicans and Americans. But you will also learn about the Apache culture-how they were organized, how they raised their children, how they married, their amusements, their customs, even their unwritten laws. In short, this book was Geronimo's chance to finally tell the world the Apache side of the story; and he knew it. But he refused to participate unless he could tell it his way, without anyone changing it. At first, Army officials refused permission for the project. Then, unexpectedly, an order came flashing down the line countermanding that decision. It came directly from the President of the United States.

True Life Stories: The Greatest Native American Memoirs & Biographies

Geronimo, Charles Eastman, Black Hawk, King Philip, Sitting Bull & Crazy Horse

True Life Stories: The Greatest Native American Memoirs & Biographies

This collection presents the incredible life stories of the legendary Native Americans such as: Geronimo, Charles Eastman, Black Hawk, King Philip, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse. Contents: Charles Eastman: Indian Boyhood & From the Deep Woods to Civilization King Philip: War Chief of the Wampanoag People Geronimo's Story of His Life Autobiography of the Sauk Leader Black Hawk and the History of the Black Hawk War of 1832 Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

Geronimo's Story of His Life

With Original Photos

Geronimo's Story of His Life

Geronimo was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. From 1850 to 1886 Geronimo joined with members of three other Chiricahua Apache bands—the Tchihende, the Tsokanende and the Nednhi—to carry out numerous raids as well as resistance to US and Mexican military campaigns in the northern Mexico states of Chihuahua and Sonora, and in the southwestern American territories of New Mexico and Arizona. Geronimo's raids and related combat actions were a part of the prolonged period of the Apache–United States conflict, which started with American settlement in Apache lands following the end of the war with Mexico in 1848. Contents: The Apaches Origin of the Apache Indians Subdivisions of the Apache Tribe Early Life Tribal Amusements, Manners, and Customs The Family The Mexicans Kas-ki-yeh Fighting under Difficulties Raids that were Successful Varying Fortunes Other Raids Heavy Fighting Geronimo's Mightiest Battle The White Men Coming of the White Men Greatest of Wrongs Removals In Prison and on the Warpath The Final Struggle Surrender of Geronimo A Prisoner of War The Old and the New Unwritten Laws of the Apaches At the World's Fair Religion Hopes for the Future

Geronimo

The Man, His Time, His Place

Geronimo

On September 5, 1886, the entire nation rejoiced as the news flashed from the Southwest that the Apache war leader Geronimo had surrendered to Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles. With Geronimo, at the time of his surrender, were Chief Naiche (the son of the great Cochise), sixteen other warriors, fourteen women, and six children. It had taken a force of 5,000 regular army troops and a series of false promises to "capture" the band. Yet the surrender that day was not the end of the story of the Apaches associated with Geronimo. Besides his small band, 394 of his tribesmen, including his wife and children, were rounded up, loaded into railroad cars, and shipped to Florida. For more than twenty years Geronimo’s people were kept in captivity at Fort Pickens, Florida; Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama; and finally Fort Sill, Oklahoma. They never gave up hope of returning to their mountain home in Arizona and New Mexico, even as their numbers were reduced by starvation and disease and their children were taken from them to be sent to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.

Geronimo's Story of His Life

Geronimo's Story of His Life

First published in 1906, Geronimo's Story of His Life is the collaborative work between GERONIMO (1829-1909), chief of the Chiricahua Apache, and American writer STEPHEN MELVIL BARRETT (b. 1865). Barrett produced the book with special permission from President Roosevelt, under the provision that the War Department would check it for accuracy before publication. Geronimo told the story of his life, truly, in his own way. According to Barrett, Geronimo would recount a story from his life in whatever way he chose on any given day. Sometimes that would be in his tepee. Sometimes they would be on horseback. And not once would the chief allow himself to be interrupted or questioned during his telling. Anyone interested in history or Native Americans will find this firsthand account of the life of one of the most renowned figures in history a thrilling and sobering tale, offering excellent insight into the Apache military and spiritual leader who led a 25-year war of resistance against the government of the United States.

The Biography Book

A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time

The Biography Book

From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

Geronimo

The True Story of America's Most Ferocious Warrior

Geronimo

"He and his men were the terror of the country, always leaving a trail of bloodshed and devastation."—The New York Times.

For Those Who Come After

A Study of Native American Autobiography

For Those Who Come After

Drawing on the life stories of Native Americans solicited by historians during the 19th century and, later, by anthropologists concerned with amplifying the cultural record, Arnold Krupat examines the Indian autobiography as a specific genre of American writing.