Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Geronimo's Story of His Life

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,710 / 111 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,172
Added to site: 2010.02.19
mnybks.net#: 26708
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography

Taken from the lips of the old Apache chief by S.M. Barrett, superintendent of education of Lawton, Okla. Officials of the War Department at first objected to the publication of the story because it contained adverse criticisms of various acts of the Government. These objections, however, were finally withdrawn and the active interest of President Roosevelt enlisted in the publication of Geronimo's story. It goes without saying that the old chief has an interesting autobiography, and the work is further important as giving the Indian side of a long and notable controversy with our Government.

Show Excerpt

r Charles W. Taylor, Eighteenth Cavalry, commandant, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, who gave me some valuable suggestions as to additional related information which I asked Geronimo to give. In most cases the old chief gave the desired information, but in some instances he refused, stating his reasons for so doing.

When the added information had been incorporated I submitted the manuscript to President Roosevelt, from whose letter I quote: "This is a very interesting volume which you have in manuscript, but I would advise that you disclaim responsibility in all cases where the reputation of an individual is assailed."

In accordance with that suggestion, I have appended notes throughout the book disclaiming responsibility for adverse criticisms of any persons mentioned by Geronimo.

On June 2d, 1906, I transmitted the complete manuscript to the War Department. The following quotation is from the letter of transmission:

"In accordance with endorsement number eight of the 'Brief' submitted to me

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Salvador Mercer
When Salvador Mercer isn't trying to keep the peace between his three boys, who he calls the Elf, Hobbit and Orc, he writes fascinating fantasy novels. In today's interview, Mercer tells us more about the chromatic dragons in his dragon series, talks about his latest book, The White Dragon, and gives us a sneak peek into what to expect from him next.
Read full interview...