Geronimo's Story of His Life
|Page Size:||6" x 9"|
|Number of Pages:||184|
Originally published in 1906, this book is the riveting history of Geronimo's struggle with the United States and Mexico. It begins with his early childhood and ends with his capture and conversion to Christianity. This story was told to S. M. Barrett with the help of Asa Deklugie.
Following is an excerpt from the introduction:
Each day [Geronimo] had in mind what he would tell and told it in a very clear, brief manner. He might prefer to talk at his own tepee, at Asa Deklugie's house, in some mountain dell, or as he rode in a swinging gallop across the prairie; wherever his fancy led him, there he told whatever he wished to tell and no more. ... [He] simply said, "Write what I have spoken," and left us to remember and write the story without one bit of assistance.
The purpose of this edition is to provide an easily readable copy of the original text while retaining as much of the style and format of the first edition as possible.