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Geronimo / Robert M. Utley.

By: Utley, Robert M, 1929- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Lamar series in western history: Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xii, 348 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780300189001; 0300189001.Subject(s): Apache Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography | Apache Indians -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Geronimo.DDC classification: 979.004/972560092 | B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Apache youth -- Apache manhood -- Battle and massacre -- "Americans" -- War with the Americans -- Return of the bluecoats -- Cochise : war and peace, 1863-72 -- Cochise : peace at last, 1872 -- The Chiricahua Reservation, 1872-76 -- Removal to the Gila River -- Geronimo's first breakout, 1878 -- Back to San Carlos, 1878-79 -- Geronimo's second breakout, 1881 -- Geronimo abducts Loco, 1982 [1882] -- Mexico : massacres and raids, 1882-83 -- Geromino confronts Crook in the Sierra Madre, 1883 -- Return to San Carlos, 1883-84 -- The last breakout, 1885 -- Back to the Sierra Madre, 1885 -- Chased by Crook's scouts, 1885-86 -- Canyon de los Embudos, 1886 -- Miles in command, 1886 -- Geronimo meets Gatewood, 1886 -- Geronimo surrenders, 1886 -- Prisoners of war, 1886-87 -- Geronimo at Mount Vernon Barracks, 1888-94 -- Geronimo's final home, 1894-1909 -- Geronimo's last years.
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.
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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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Apache youth -- Apache manhood -- Battle and massacre -- "Americans" -- War with the Americans -- Return of the bluecoats -- Cochise : war and peace, 1863-72 -- Cochise : peace at last, 1872 -- The Chiricahua Reservation, 1872-76 -- Removal to the Gila River -- Geronimo's first breakout, 1878 -- Back to San Carlos, 1878-79 -- Geronimo's second breakout, 1881 -- Geronimo abducts Loco, 1982 [1882] -- Mexico : massacres and raids, 1882-83 -- Geromino confronts Crook in the Sierra Madre, 1883 -- Return to San Carlos, 1883-84 -- The last breakout, 1885 -- Back to the Sierra Madre, 1885 -- Chased by Crook's scouts, 1885-86 -- Canyon de los Embudos, 1886 -- Miles in command, 1886 -- Geronimo meets Gatewood, 1886 -- Geronimo surrenders, 1886 -- Prisoners of war, 1886-87 -- Geronimo at Mount Vernon Barracks, 1888-94 -- Geronimo's final home, 1894-1909 -- Geronimo's last years.

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

Utley (former chief historian, National Park Svc.; The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull) provides a welcome biography of Geronimo, the famed leader of the last group of Chiricahua Apache supporting themselves by actively raiding the Mexican-American border region. The author emphasizes that Geronimo, while known as a war leader, achieved his greatest fame in 1885-86, avoiding capture or battle with armies under Gen. George Crook and then Gen. Nelson Miles before his final surrender. This book can be viewed as a companion to Southwestern historian Edwin R. Sweeney's recent works on the Apache (From Cochise to Geronimo: The Chiricahua Apaches, 1874-1886; Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches); the book is dedicated to Sweeney. VERDICT Owing to Utley's use of Mexican archival resources and newspapers, this now stands as the most up-to-date and comprehensive biographical study of Geronimo, who has proven as elusive to many historians as he was to the U.S. Army. Highly recommended for academic libraries in particular, it will be essential to many public libraries and private readers as well.-Nathan E. Bender, Albany Cty. P.L., WY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Bedonkohe Chiricahua Apache leader Geronimo first appeared in the historical record in 1842. His legend, however, did not really begin to take shape until the 1870s-80s, a time of great turbulence and dislocation for the Chiricahuas as they struggled to maintain their homelands. Given the scarcity of documentary evidence about Geronimo's life, the book's first half focuses mostly on Chiricahua history, rather than on biographical information about Geronimo. That focus changes in later chapters dealing with Geronimo's incarceration in Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma, when interviewers began publishing written accounts about his life, some of which former chief historian of the National Park Service Utley (The Lance and the Shield, CH, Dec'93, 31-2314) acknowledges are of questionable reliability. The "real" Geronimo, he concludes, was an exceedingly complex and contradictory individual who "often behaved selfishly, impulsively, deviously, mercilessly, egotistically, and at variance with the dictates of his culture." Prone to suspicion, lying, alcohol abuse, and brutality on the one hand, Geronimo was also a committed family man who in later years partially embraced Christianity and encouraged Chiricahua youths to obtain an education. Utley's work, consequently, is a revision of previous accounts that portray Geronimo as a heroic figure fighting to preserve his homeland. Summing Up: Recommended. Public and general libraries. T. A. Britten University of Texas at Brownsville

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Robert M. Utley is the award-winning author of seventeen books on western American history. During his career with the National Park Service he served as chief historian and assistant director. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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