The American Experience: Season 21, Episode 8

We Shall Remain: Part IV - Geronimo (4 May 2009)

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In February of 1909, the indomitable Chiricahua Apache warrior and war shaman Geronimo lay on his deathbed. He summoned his nephew to his side, whispering, "I should never have surrendered.... See full summary »

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Keith Basso ...
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Collin G. Calloway ...
Himself - Historian
Silas Cochise ...
Himself - Interviewee
Michael Darrow ...
Himself - Fort Sill Apache Tribal Historian
Philip J. Deloria ...
Himself - Historian
R. David Edmunds ...
Himself - Historian
Oliver Enjady ...
Himself - Chiracauha Interviewee
Robert Geronimo ...
Himself - Great Grandson
Tim Harjo ...
Himself - Chiracauha Interviewee
Elbys Hugar ...
Herself - Interviewee
Anita Lester ...
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L.G. Moses ...
Himself - Historian
Ramon Riley ...
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David Roberts ...
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In February of 1909, the indomitable Chiricahua Apache warrior and war shaman Geronimo lay on his deathbed. He summoned his nephew to his side, whispering, "I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive." It was an admission of regret from a man whose insistent pursuit of military resistance in the face of overwhelming odds confounded not only his Mexican and American enemies, but many of his fellow Apaches as well. Born around 1820, Geronimo grew into a leading warrior and healer. But after his tribe was relocated to an Arizona reservation in 1872, he became a focus of the fury of terrified white settlers, and of the growing tensions that divided Apaches struggling to survive under almost unendurable pressures. To angry whites, Geronimo became the archfiend, perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties. To his supporters, he remained the embodiment of proud resistance, the upholder of the old Chiricahua ways. To other Apaches, especially those ... Written by We Shall Remain

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