By Jon Sterngass
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Indd 42 6/10/10 11:17:43 AM Enter the Americans 43 In the 1970s, researchers who studied the Chiricahua living in New Mexico and Oklahoma discovered that more of them knew the “Cut Through the Tent Affair” and the murder of Mangas Coloradas than remembered the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Most Apache insist that it was only in response to the mutilation of Mangas’ body that they began to regularly butcher white corpses. The Apache Wars Geronimo, unlike Mangas Coloradas, did not trust the Americans.
The Apache considered Geronimo a medicine man (or shaman) and his Power was expressed through special songs and prayers. He often consulted his Power to make military decisions. indd 35 6/10/10 11:17:34 AM 4 Enter the Americans In 1848, a new player entered the bloody world of Apache-Mexican relations. In that year, the United States defeated Mexico and took one-third of Mexico’s territory, including the present-day states of California, New Mexico, and Arizona. The early relations between the Apache and the Americans were friendly.
However, Geronimo and Juh did bring their people to the Fort Bowie Reservation. For the rest of his life, Geronimo would remember Howard with affection and gratitude. Geronimo said, “This treaty lasted until long after General Howard had left our country. O. Howard was sent by President Ulysses Grant to Arizona as a peace commissioner with instructions to establish a reservation for the Apache. By 1872, five agencies had been designated, and most of the bands agreed to re settle in exchange for food and supplies.
Geronimo (Legends of the Wild West) by Jon Sterngass