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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Geronimo Descendant Pursues Spirited Fight

By David Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 18, 2009; Page C01

Geronimo Descendants Push for Return of Indian Chief's Remains By Amanda Scott
Washington 19 February 2009


"Geronimo was one of the last Native Americans to lead warriors in the fight against Mexican and American expansion into Apache lands. In 1886, he surrendered to the U.S. military on the understanding that he would be allowed to return to his homeland and tribe.

However, Geronimo was held for more than 20 years as a free-range prisoner of war in Fort Sill until his death from tuberculosis in 1909, at the age of 90"