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date: 02 March 2021


(1823–17 February 1909)
  • Dan L. Thrapp


Geronimo (1823–17 February 1909), Bedonkohe Apache war leader, also known by his Apache name, Goyahkla (One Who Yawns), was born on the upper Gila River in what is now either Arizona or New Mexico. He was the son of Taklishim (The Gray One) and Juana, a full-blooded Apache remembered by her Spanish name; his grandfather was the noted chief Mahko. His father died when Geronimo was young, and the boy and his mother went to Sonora, where they joined the Nednhi (or southern Chiricahua Apache) band led by ...

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