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Geronimo

surrender tribe

Geronimo (1829–1909), greatest war leader of the Apache tribe of Arizona. When his tribe was forcibly removed to a barren reservation, he led an increasingly large band of hit-and-run raiders (1876–86). Twice induced to surrender by Lt. Col. George Crook, he was driven to escape again by maltreatment. Persuaded to surrender a third time by Gen. Nelson Miles, he was summarily exiled to Florida and resettled in Oklahoma, where he became a successful farmer.

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