This great Apache warrior defied and eluded Federal authority for more than
Even though never allowed to return home they would not even allow his body
to be sent home. Then a few years later George Bush's Grandfather Prescott
Bush a Yale man. He and some of his brothers stole Geronimos head. This is a
petition to have Yale, Bones and Skulls Fraternity to return the head of
Geronimo. Once the head is returned then the request to have Geronimo intack
body to be sent back to his Native Land. This is something that must be
done. The Chiricahua Apaches have for years protested to our Govt. to no
avail. We never kept one promise to any American Indian Nation. We kept one
said Chief Black Kettle. That the white man would take their land. They kept
that promise. Let us all click on this site and sign the Petition. Thank you
all, Cee / Cutter .
In 1876, Federal authorities captured and forced Geronimo and his band onto
a U.S. reservation at San Carlos, Arizona. It was described as "Hell's Forty
Acres." He soon escaped and fled to Mexico to resume the life that he loved.
Geronimo roamed Arizona and New Mexico and was persued relentlessly by more
than five-thousand U.S. troops. Exhausted and hopelessly out numbered,
Geronimo surrendered in 1886. His band consisted of a handful of warriors,
women, and children. Geronimo, along with a few hundred of his fellow
Apaches, were shipped by box-car to Florida for imprisonment. Geronimo was
relocated to Fort Sill, Oklahoma and on February 17, 1909, as a prisoner of
war, unable to return to his much loved homeland, died of pneumonia. He is
buried in the Apache cemetery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
The slaughter of Geronimo's family when he was a young man turned him
from a peaceful Indian into a bold warrior. Originally Goyathlay ("One
Who Yawns") joined a fierce band of Apaches known as Chiricahuas and
with them took part in raids in northern Mexico and across the border
into U.S. territory which are now known as the states of New Mexico and
Geronimo was the last Apache fighting force. He became the most famous
Apache of all for standing against the U.S. government and for holding
out the longest. He was a great Apache medicine man, a great spiritual
leader. Geronimo was highly sought by Apache chiefs for his wisdom. He
is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future and
walk without creating footprints.
Petition to Repatriate Geronimo's Skull
"I cannot think that we are useless or God would not
have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the
children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to
what we have to say."