Historical newspaper reports from 1908 and 1909 about the life and death of Geronimo
On 17 February 1909, the famous Apache warrior and chief, Geronimo, died of pneumonia (he had lain out in the cold all the previous night, following a fall from a horse) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, aged 79.
He died as a prisoner of the United States and it’s reported that his final words were: ‘I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive.’
To mark the day, we’ve posted two stories from the Archive that report on Geronimo’s life and death.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 16 October 1908
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Aberdeen Journal – Saturday 20 February 1909
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