The fearsome raids of Geronimo are explained here as bitter reactions to the massacre of his entire family by Mexican...

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GERONIMO: The Story of an American Indian

The fearsome raids of Geronimo are explained here as bitter reactions to the massacre of his entire family by Mexican soldiers and to the dead-end situation of the Apache people generally. Morrow's straightforward text eschews moralizing while comparing the difference between Apache and white concepts of private property and warfare, and is rich in anecdotes (including one on an Apache raid that yielded nothing but a cargo of cheese). Geronimo survived into the new century -- long enough to become a Christian, attend the St. Louis World's Fair and ponder ""the mysterious ways of the 'Powers of Washington'"" that ended in so many broken promises. Here his life becomes an effective metaphor for his tribe's last stand.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1973

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Publisher: Dillon

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973