Revolutionary, Medicine Man
June 16, 1829-February 17, 1909
Defeated by Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Geronimo was a Native American medicine man and war leader of the Chiricahua Apache tribes. Born on June 16, 1829, Geronimo was given the title "Goyakhla", "one who yawns." After Mexicans attacked Geronimo's camp and killed his family, the Native American rose up and raided Mexican and American towns and people. He had a strong desire to push Americans out of the West. Geronimo evolved into a revolutionary and spiritual leader who raised the Apaches against Americans during the American Indian Wars. In 1886, after being pursued by the 4th Cavalry, Geronimo along with some of his own tribesmen were captured and made into prisoners of war. After being released from imprisonment, Geronimo fell ill of pneumonia and died of his sickness on February 17, 1909.
Battle vs. Giuseppe Garibaldi (by Omnicube1)Edit
Geronimo is performing a healing ritual around the tribal fire to heal the wounded from a recent battle against white settlers. Rifle fire rings out and a wounded warrior is struck in the head. Innocent tribe-members flee and scream in terror. Giuseppe Garibaldi smirks as he pulls back the bolt on his Dreyse Needle Gun. Geronimo makes his stand and draws his Winchester Model 1876 and fires at the shadowy figure just above the hill. The bullets fly by as Giuseppe steps forward and unloads the rifle bullets he carries. As he tries to reload, Geronimo drops his lever-action rifle and draws his Apache Bow and Arrow. He lets to arrows fly simultaneously. One strikes Garibaldi in the lower calf but he snaps it in two and proceeds forward, Akimbo Leone Revolvers in both of his hands. He fires one after another. Geronimo is struck in the shoulder and falls back in pain. He musters his strength, aims his bow, and fires another arrow at Giuseppe. The arrow takes the hat off of the Italian's head. As he tries to pick up his hat, Geronimo charges at him with his Tomahawk. He takes a swing but Garibaldi nimbly draws his Sabre and deflects the blow. Garibaldi hacks and stabs but the crafty Native American slips by them. Geronimo counters by kicking Giuseppe in the stomach and slashes at his chest. The blade pierces skin and blood is shed. Garibaldi collapses to his knees. Believing he is severely wounded, Geronimo steps toward the Italian, drops his Tomahawk, and offers his hand. Giuseppe mutters, "Babbeo" and grabs Geronimo's arm and pulls him toward him. Garibaldi grabs his Double-Barrel Flintlock Pistol and fires. The lead ball pierces the medicine man's stomach. He collapses and blood spills from his lips. Spectating tribesmen and women gaze and horror. Several make their way to their leader's body and carry it away to the forest. Realizing what he has done, Garibaldi breaks down and mourns the death of his opponent.