June 16, 1829 – The Birth of Geronimo

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June 16, 1829 – The Birth of GeronimoRate this post Outlaw. Renegade. Warrior. One of the most famous figures in the long and sordid history of the American West was born on June 16th, 1829 somewhere along the Gila River. The exact location is unknown, leading to a dispute between the cities of Clifton, Arizona and Silver City, New Mexico – both wish to claim the Apache hero as a native son for tourism purposes. Geronimo’s story is one synonymous with the encroachment of European settlers and Mexican soldiers: angry at the disrespect and lawlessness exhibited by these unwelcome populations on his native lands, tribes often retaliated with murderous rampages […]