On This Day, February 7, 1909: Geronimo (Chiricahua: “one who yawns”; often spelled Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English) passed away.
He was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. Geronimo was an expert tactician and leader, successfully evading both the US and Mexican military for over a year. He died of pneumonia on February 17, 1909, as a prisoner of the United States at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Via El Machetero