Geronimo was the leader of an Apache tribe of Native Americans.
Background[ edit ] Apache is the collective term for several culturally related groups of Native Americans originally from the Southwest United States. During the centuries of Apache-Mexican and Apache-United States conflict, raiding had become embedded in the Apache way of life, used not only for strategic purposes but also as an economic enterprise,  and often there was overlap between raids for economic need and warfare.
The raiding and retaliation fed the fires of a virulent revenge warfare that reverberated back and forth between Apaches and Mexicans and later, Apaches and Americans. From to Geronimo as well as other Apache leaders conducted attacks, but Geronimo was driven by a desire to take revenge for the murder of his family and accumulated a record of brutality during this time that was unmatched by any of his contemporaries.
While respected as a skilled and effective leader of raids or warfare, he emerges as not very likable, and he was not widely popular among the other Apache.
These powers indicated to other Apaches that Geronimo had super-natural gifts that he could use for good or ill. In eye-witness accounts by other Apaches, Geronimo was able to become aware of distant events as they happened,  and he was able to anticipate events that were in the future.
He had three brothers and four sisters. Geronimo married a woman named Alope, from the Nedni-Chiricahua band of Apache when he was 17; they had three children.
She was the first of nine wives. The loss of his family led Geronimo to hate all Mexicans for the rest of his life; he and his followers would frequently attack and kill any group of Mexicans that they encountered. Recalling that at the time his band was at peace with the Mexicans, Geronimo remembered the incident as follows: Late one afternoon when returning from town we were met by a few women and children who told us that Mexican troops from some other town had attacked our camp, killed all the warriors of the guard, captured all our ponies, secured our arms, destroyed our supplies, and killed many of our women and children.
Silently we stole in one by one, sentinels were placed, and when all were counted, I found that my aged mother, my young wife, and my three small children were among the slain.
It was during this incident that the name Geronimo came about. This appellation stemmed from a battle in which, ignoring a deadly hail of bullets, he repeatedly attacked Mexican soldiers with a knife.
The origin of the name is a source of controversy with historians, some writing that it was appeals by the soldiers to Saint Jerome "Jeronimo!
Others source it as the mispronunciation of his name by the Mexican soldiers. When questioned about his views on life after death, he wrote in his autobiography, As to the future state, the teachings of our tribe were not specific, that is, we had no definite idea of our relations and surroundings in after life.
We believed that there is a life after this one, but no one ever told me as to what part of man lived after death We hoped that in the future life, family and tribal relations would be resumed.
In a way we believed this, but we did not know it. Believing that in a wise way it is good to go to church, and that associating with Christians would improve my character, I have adopted the Christian religion.
I believe that the church has helped me much during the short time I have been a member. I am not ashamed to be a Christian, and I am glad to know that the President of the United States is a Christian, for without the help of the Almighty I do not think he could rightly judge in ruling so many people.
I have advised all of my people who are not Christians, to study that religion, because it seems to me the best religion in enabling one to live right.
To counter the early Apache raids on Spanish settlements, presidios were established at Janos in Chihuahua and at Fronteras in northern eastern modern state of Chihuahua then Opata country.
InMexico had placed a bounty on Apache scalps. Two years later, Mangas Coloradas became principal chief and war leader and began a series of retaliatory raids against the Mexicans. Apache raids on Mexican villages were so numerous and brutal that no area was safe.
Carrasco claimed he had followed the Apaches to Janos, Chihuahua after they had conducted a raid in Sonora, taken livestock and other plunder and badly defeated Mexican militia.
In December30 miners launched a surprise attack on an encampment of Bedonkohes Apaches on the west bank of the Mimbres River of modern New Mexico. According to historian Edwin R. Sweeney, the miners "Barrett did not seem to take many liberties with Geronimo's story as translated by Asa Daklugie.
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Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaałé [kòjàːɬɛ́] "the one who yawns"; June 16, – February 17, ) was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe. From to 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.