For years, Apache tribes had resisted the advance of the pioneers and their threat to the traditional ways of life. But Geronimo fought the longest, becoming one of the most famous, feared and misunderstood Indian warriors in our history. Now at last, descendants of those Apaches who fought so long ago tell their story as it has never been told.
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We Shall Remain has an informative episode dedicated to Geronimo, but I like this DVD better. What I liked about this DVD was that there were a lot of interviews with articulate and thoughtful people who were descendants of Geronimo or people involved with him some way during that time. The biggest difference between this DVD and the episode from We Shall Remain is that so many different, broader perspectives are presented.
As an example, one of the descendants who speaks in the DVD was related to one of the scouts that talked to Geronimo before Geronimo's surrender. In other versions, I've most often heard this presented as betrayal or portrayed as "Indians turning against each other." What I learned in this version was that there were at least two factions within Geronimo's own Chiricahua Apache tribe. Those who followed the chief and Geronimo, and those who no longer wanted to fight and went to live on the desolate reservation forced by the government. The views offered...
This era is one of the most shameful of American history: they ( the American government) took this tribe of Apache's reservation because of silver claims on the land. A leader who was actually a shaman/ religious leader and not a chief was made famous by the press coverage. The people in charge of the battle knew that the Apache had the right of it, but this became the American terrorist war. Having won the war the American government representatives went back on their pledged word and nearly killed all the prisoner Apaches with overcrowding and a bad water supply. Those of this band of apaches still alive should actually be given back the land stolen from them as the crimes against them are documented historically. The silver mines have played out...
This is a documentary style movie. The people talking and interviewed are Geronimos friends, family...what was left of them. People that were there or were connected to such people. No cowboy hype or drama just real story. Heartbreaking in sincerity. Geronimo was a medicine man always wanting peace. The soldiers blue and government made this impossible. 27 odd years he had to live outside european law. Great to hear such honesty. All red blooded americans should hear this! Ghandi that wore feathers. Very humbling to see such truth and wisdom.
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