An Apache woman with her baby. Photograph taken in 1903 by Edward S. Curtis.
"Geronimo is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future, walk without creating footprints and even hold off the dawn to protect his own. This Apache Indian warrior and his band of 37 followers defied federal authority for more than 25 years."
Apache brothers - circa 1888
Chiricahua Apache girl
Hattie Tom, Chiricahua Apache - Photo by Frank A. Rinehart, on the occasion of The Indian Congress occurred in conjunction with the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition of 1898, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA - (Original)
Master of His Land - In the Warrior's heart there's no surrender!
"I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling. The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged, but reported the misdeeds of the Indians. We took an oath not to do any wrong to each other or to scheme against each other."