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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Apache War Chief Geronimo

 
 
Geronimo as a prisoner of war in Mobile, Alabama, 1890, following the Apache Campaign, .  A few years ago I read his autobiography, which he dictated to S.M. Barrett through an interpreter : http://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Geronimo/GerStory.htm  (I read it in a paperback reprint, without photos.)
The autobiography is a dignified and potent work, whether or not it is absolutely complete and accurate.

2 comments:

  1. No comments for Geronimo would be disrespectful. So let me start by remarking that some people shout 'Geronimo' before jumping. Strange.

    The link provides some interesting photos indeed.

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  2. Thanks. Gary Larson had a cartoon showing Geronimo jumping from a plane, yelling "MEEEE"... "What Geronimo yells when he jumps."

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