By William R. Sanford
When the territories of latest Mexico and Arizona grew to become a part of the USA, settlers chanced on themselves in the midst of a bloody conflict among the Apaches and the Mexicans. whilst the Apaches started to raid American settlements, the U.S. executive determined the Apaches needs to be limited to reservations. Geronimo and different Apaches endured to struggle for his or her land and lifestyle during this inspiring biography.
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They also stole 250 horses and mules. For months, the Apaches eluded the troops. In January 1886, Army scouts found Geronimo’s hideout in Mexico. They captured all his horses and supplies. The band scattered. They moved north, close to the border. Geronimo sent word to Crook. He wanted a meeting. On March 25, 1886, Geronimo’s band met with Crook. Crook reminded them of Geronimo’s promise that peace would last. Crook told Geronimo what would happen if he gave up. He would serve two years in prison in the East.
Geronimo raided throughout the Southwest and northern Mexico. In six weeks (November through December 1885), his band traveled 1,200 miles. During that time, they killed thirty-eight more people. They also stole 250 horses and mules. For months, the Apaches eluded the troops. In January 1886, Army scouts found Geronimo’s hideout in Mexico. They captured all his horses and supplies. The band scattered. They moved north, close to the border. Geronimo sent word to Crook. He wanted a meeting. On March 25, 1886, Geronimo’s band met with Crook.
Each went his own way. When the soldiers charged, they found the hilltop empty. Sixty trails led in sixty directions. That night, the Apaches covered almost thirty miles. The band reunited in Mexico. The Apaches straggled in a column two miles long. With no warning, 250 Mexican troops attacked them. Geronimo had only 32 warriors. Still, the warriors held them off. That night, the Apaches set the grass on fire. They escaped in the smoke. At last, they reached the Sierra Madres. Troops could not safely follow them into the mountains.