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Geronimo   /dʒərˈɔnɪmˌoʊ/   Listen

Apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the Southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909).

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"Geronimo" Quotes from Famous Books

... him famous all over Italy, and he was earnestly solicited to publish his methods; but he abstained from doing so, saying that he intended to embody them in a treatise on algebra which he was preparing. At last he succumbed to the repeated requests of Girolamo or Geronimo Cardano, who swore that he would regard them as an inviolable secret. Cardan or Cardano, who was at that time writing his great work, the Ars Magna, could not restrain the temptation of crowning his treatise with such important discoveries, and in ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... places, in one of which they were lucky enough to find and release a Spanish captive named Geronimo de Aguilar, who had been wrecked on the Yucatan coast while on a voyage from the Spanish settlement in Darien and had been taken captive by the Mayas and held for several years. The hospitable Mayas had eaten most of the expedition. There were then but two ...
— South American Fights and Fighters - And Other Tales of Adventure • Cyrus Townsend Brady

... border was the threat of the Apaches. Behind any clump of mesquites a body of these grim and terrible fighters of the arid lands might lurk, eager for murder and robbery. And it was rumored that a chief even more cruel than Geronimo, Cochise, or Mangus ...
— Kid Wolf of Texas - A Western Story • Ward M. Stevens

... grooves on the shaft are to make the victim bleed more freely and be more easily tracked. D is another Omaha arrow with a peculiar owner's mark of lines carved in the middle, E is a bone-headed bird shaft made by the Indians of the Mackenzie River. F is a war arrow made by Geronimo, the famous Apache chief. Its shaft is three joints of a straight cane. The tip is of hard wood, and on that is a fine quartz point; all ...
— Two Little Savages • Ernest Thompson Seton

Words linked to "Geronimo" :   Indian chieftain, apache, Indian chief

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