Friday, February 8, 2019

Geronimo :: essays papers

GeronimoGeronimos grandfather, Maco, had been the main(prenominal) of the Nedni Apaches.He had been of enormous size and strength. When Maco had been chief his principle contends had been against the Mexicans. They were seldom at great aloofness of peacewith the Mexicans. When Macos son (Geronimos Dad) became a warrior, Maco died.Geronimos father could not become the chief of the Nednis, because he marrieda woman from the Bedonkohe Apaches. The two had 8 children- quaternion boys and fourgirls, including Geronimo. The possibility that one of the boys would becomechief of he Bedonkohe was genuinely slim. His beget taught him the legends of hispeople taught him the sun and sky, the moon and stars, the clouds and storms.She also taught him to kneel and supplicate to Usen fir strength, health, wisdom, andprotection. When the children were young they would play with severally other andsometimes with their mother and father. When they were grown up enough to doreal servic es they went to the stadium with their parents not to play, but totoil. They did not cultivate tobacco, but they found it in the wild. All ofGeronimos tribe sightd, both men and woman. No boy was allowed to smoke untilhe could hunt alone and kill large game such(prenominal) as wolves, bear, deer, etc.Geronimos father died when Geronimo was at a young age. They imprisoned hisfather in his finest clothes, painted his face, wrapped a rich mantel aroundhim, saddled his favorite horse, bore his arms in scarecrow of him, and led hishorse behind, repeating in wailing tones his deeds of courage as they carried his eubstance to a cave in the mountain. They then softwood his horses and gave way all hisproperty, as was customary in our tribe, after which his body was deposited inthe cave, his arms beside him. Geronimos mother never married again, whichwas not a custom to the Bedonkohe Apache. In 1846, when Geronimo was 17 yearsof age, he was admitted to the council of warriors. If a war had startedbetween tribes he could go on the warpath with his tribe. Geronimo had longdesired to repugn with his warriors. What he was the happiest about was that hecould marry Alope, the daughter of No-po-so. The two had been with each otheralong time before. So when he got the news that he was in the council of

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