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Utley, Robert M., 1929-
Geronimo / Robert M. Utley
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  E99.A6 G3276 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Geronimo, 1829-1909
Subject(s) Apache Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Apache Indians -- Wars, 1883-1886
Apache Indians -- History
Physical Description xii, 348 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Summary Renowned for ferocity in battle, legendary for an uncanny ability to elude capture. feared for the violence of his vengeful raids. the Apache fighter Geronimo captured the public imagination in his own time and remains a mythic figure today. This thoroughly researched biography by a renowned historian of the American West strips away the myths and rumors that have long obscured the real Geronimo and presents an authentic portrait of a man with unique strengths and weaknesses and a destiny that swept him into history. Utley unfolds the story through the alternating perspectives of whites and Apaches, and he arrives at a more nuanced understanding of Geronimo's character and motivation than ever before. What it was like to be an Apache fighter-in-training, why Indians as well as whites feared Geronimo, how Geronimo maintained his freedom, and why he finally surrendered--the answers to these questions and many more fill these pages.--From publisher description
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-333) and index
Series Lamar series in western history

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