FC: Geronimo by: Will Gamble
1: Geronimo also known as Goyathlay is an important westerner because he was the leader of the last american fighting force, the apache in Arizona
2: Geronimo fought against both Mexicans and white settlers for his homeland of the Sierra mountains of Mexico.
3: The Spanish gave him the nickname Geronimo Spanish for "Jerome"
4: Geronimo was captured and kept as a prisoner of war by the white settlers
5: Geronimo escaped the san carlos reservation three different times and got captured over and over again.
6: Geronimo escaped the reservation the last time with 35 warriors and 109 women and youth to help him out.
7: Geronimo finally surrendered on the urging of his followers in September after the Army promised that after a period of time he would be able to return to Arizona.
8: Geronimo and his followers where later shipped to st. Augustine, Florida were many died of malaria and tuberculosis.
9: Geronimo died a hero.