@purplespark: Geronimo was the most famous Apache guerilla fighter we have ever seen. He defied the U.S. government for more than 25 years. He surrendered twice but he was never defeated.
Geronimo was born in what is now considered western New Mexico in 1829. His people referred to him as Goyathlay which means “one who yawns”. Mexican soldiers gave him the name “Geronimo”.
In 1858, Geronimo’s life changed forever. He was on a peaceful trading expedition in Mexico and, while he was away, Mexican soldiers raided his camp where the women and children were left. Geronimo’s mother, wife, and 3 small children were killed. When he came home, he burned everything belonging to his family, even his teepee. From that day forward, it was an ongoing battle full of hatred with the Mexicans.