In Geronimo’s Footsteps
by Corine Sombrun and Harlyn Geronimo
Mexican soldiers, stationed in Sonora, killed and scalped Geronimo’s wife and children. At the time, both the Mexican and American governments offered cash for Native American Indian scalps.
The authors of In Geronimo’s Footsteps touch on Geronimo’s revenge raids. They also reflect on the friction between cultures that met in the Southwest in the mid-1800s, but their main focus is on Geronimo as a person. They emphasize Apache values – life, family, freedom and tradition, values that many embrace today. Our common human thread, it seems, is long. In fact, it leads to Mongolia where the Apache ancestors originate.