The End Of The Indian Wars   Leave a comment

On this day in 1886, Apache Chief Geronimo surrendered to General George Crook. This was the end of the Indian Wars against the US – though Geronimo always maintained that Crook did not uphold the agreement reached when he surrendered.

At one point, nearly 25% of the US Army was in pursuit of this one man.

Geronimo with General George Crook in Council March 27, 1886

Geronimo with General George Crook in Council March 27, 1886

Geronimo - Rifle

Geronimo driving in 1905. The car is a 1904 Model C Locomobile, and the Indian in full headdress to Geronimo's left is Edward Le Clair Sr., a Ponca Indian. Geronimo so admired Le Clair's beaded vest that it was presented to him later in the day. When Geronimo died in 1909, he was buied in the vest.

In later years, Geronimo remained a war prisoner, but was frequently trotted out for people to see and enjoy his celebrity.  At a staged press day, here he is driving in 1905. The car is a 1904 Model C Locomobile, and the Indian in full headdress to Geronimo’s left is Edward Le Clair Sr., a Ponca Indian. Geronimo so admired Le Clair’s beaded vest that it was presented to him later in the day. When Geronimo died in 1909, he was buried in the vest.

Posted March 27, 2013 by henrymowry in Photography

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