Monday, October 09, 2006

Geronimo

This novel by Joseph Bruchac is not the cowboy and Indians battles you may have been hoping for, rather this is a well researched story of the man Geronimo, as seen through the eyes of his honorary grandson “Little Feet.”



Geronimo (meaning “One Who Yawns”) was a clever warrior and leader of a group of Chiricahua Apaches who fought both Mexican and U.S. troops. He finally surrendered to the U.S. Army General Nelson A. Miles. This is where Bruchac’s story begins.



The novel reads more like non-fiction than fiction, and it is not for those looking for sheer enjoyment in reading. The book should cause you to think about the Native Americans who were forced to give up their ways of life to satisfy those who belonged to another culture. The author has tried to dispel many of the false stories that abound about this Apache warrior.



For more information on Geronimo visit From Revolution to Reconstruction

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