FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The story of Geronimo easily overshadows
that of other Apaches who were trying to protect their people and
way of life from encroachment.
He was a legendary Apache warrior who is said to have walked
without leaving footprints as he evaded thousands of Mexican and
U.S. soldiers. Geronimo ultimately surrendered after years on the
run and died as a prisoner of war, but he endures as a symbol of
American Indian resistance.
A new exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix draws on the
popularity of the Geronimo name. But it also highlights the
not-so-recognizable stories of other Apaches.
A piece by Dustinn Craig pays tribute to the Apache scouts who
spent years looking for Geronimo throughout the Southwest.
The exhibit, “Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience,” runs
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