Geronimo Feb 20, 2015 7:13:02 GMT -5
Post by coeurrouge on Feb 20, 2015 7:13:02 GMT -5
Feb 19, 2015 20:40:26 GMT -5 @redpaint said:You won't get the answer to your question on this site. It's mostly revisionist history, by europeans who have never set foot in Apacheria, except for maybe a day. I like your question and more power to you. Let's see if couerrouge answers this!
It is not revionnist if I am wrong (it is very possible) it is fiction. But why I share this theory is that I can not explain how Goyakla who said he was a leader during 1850s and one of the principal captain of Cochise during the 1860s never appeared as Geronimo on Mexican reports. Because those reports named a lot of minor leaders who were often in contact with Mexico in peace or war. During all of his life especially since 1851 Geronimo was one of the more agressives leaders against Mexico and there is no report of his name once untill 1872-73. My point of wiew is that American Historians wrote that Geronimo had less influence than other chief like Victorio, Juh or Loco just because those historians did not know who he was and what he has done before 1872.
I think when Geronimo told his life, he made mistake on dates but it was 50 years later and european time was not in his culture, but I am quite sure he was honest about his influence. It was why I think he had another nickname as El Cautivo. My story of his captivity as a boy is certainly much a fiction but it could be...