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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.


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.


  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.

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