Geronimo's ultimate surrender in 1886 ended the fear of
Geronimo actually turned himself in several times. This rifle is the one he gave Indian agent
It was donated by Clum's family to the
Geronimo's return to the
He and a small band of Chiricahua Apaches managed to escape and elude capture again and again.
You can measure the importance of his final surrender by the forces allayed against him.
Their surrender to Miles' troops in a canyon near the U.S.-
It ended two centuries of conflict between the raiding Apaches and the Indian tribes, Spaniards, Mexicans and Americans who lived in the region.
It was the cause of great celebration in
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