OK - Fort Sill,Comanche County - c1900 - Geronimo Photograph

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OK - Fort Sill,Comanche County - c1900 - Geronimo Photograph
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Photograph measures 5.5” x 3.75” and 6.5” x 4.25” on white matte. Medium contrast and focus is sharp. Little wear on matte and photograph. Photograph Company is identified as Irwin and this photograph was taken while Geronimo was in the Chickasha Indian Territory. Geronimo was born in New Mexico into the Apache group known as the Chiricahuas. The Apaches were feared by Mexican settlers and many other Southwestern Native groups, in fact the word Apache means “enemy” in Zuni. Geronimo grew up to understand the importance of hunting and survival. As a young man, Mexican soldiers killed his wife, three children and mother. After the attack he campaigned against the Mexican and American Governments until 1886. Geronimo spent the rest of his life as prisoner of war and was never permitted to return to his home in Arizona. In his older years he was hailed as somewhat of a celebrity in American culture; he was even invited to march in President Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 inaugural parade. He died at the age of 79 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. [Faulk B, Odie,,The Geronimo Campaign. Oxford University Press. 1969]. - Vinegar Collection