By William R. Sanford
When the territories of latest Mexico and Arizona grew to become a part of the U.S., settlers came across themselves in the midst of a bloody conflict among the Apaches and the Mexicans. while the Apaches started to raid American settlements, the U.S. govt determined the Apaches has to be constrained to reservations. Geronimo and different Apaches endured to struggle for his or her land and lifestyle during this inspiring biography.
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Their leader, Colonel John Taylor, hated all Native Americans. He issued an order. It read: “You will... persuade the Apaches to come in for the purpose of making peace. When you get them together, kill all the grown Indians. Take the children prisoners. ”1 Early in 1862, Union troops from Colorado drove the Southern force back to Texas. Then 1,800 Union soldiers arrived from California. On July 14th of that year, 126 Union troops entered Apache Pass. The soldiers needed water from the spring there.
In this photograph, Geronimo is mounted on horse on the left. On Geronimo’s left is his son Perico holding a baby. Geronimo led his band toward the Mexican-United States border. It lay over 150 miles to the south. The Apaches moved quickly. They knew the soldiers would follow. The band crossed paths with a wagon train. They killed its drivers. Then they stuffed themselves with captured food. Using fresh horses, they raced on. Just north of the border, sixty soldiers of the Fourth Cavalry blocked their route.
The voice said, “No gun can ever kill you. I will take the bullets from the guns of the Mexicans. ”1 Geronimo knew he had received a special power. All his life, he had faith in his power. He would receive many wounds. None were fatal. A year later, in 1859, the Apaches were ready to strike back. Geronimo talked to three bands. Each agreed to go on the warpath. Mangas Coloradas (Red Sleeves) would lead the Bedonkohe. Others would follow Cochise and Juh. The warriors applied war paint to their faces.
Apache Chief Geronimo by William R. Sanford