Geronimo - Chiricahua Apache - Geronimo famous quote: “I was no chief and never had been, but because I had been more deeply wronged than others, this honor was conferred upon me, and I resolved to prove worthy of the trust.
Geronimo’s daughter, Lenna ca. 1900 was Bedonkohe-Mescalero and born 1886 at Fort Marion in St. while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff named her Marion (after the fort) but she took the name Lenna.
Geronimo, an important Apache Native American leader who rose to celebrity status. His many cunning escapes from Indian reservations and the failure of Mexican and American soldiers to capture him and his 39 warriors gave him a permanent place in history.