Native American chased by a quarter of the entire American Army
In fact, this Indian was not only chased by a quarter of the American army, all five thousand people (yes, there was such an army in the US in 1886, when there was no war, except for fights with the Indians), but also Mexican troops, with which he also did not stand on ceremony. After all, the path of the war of Geronimo, namely the name of this Apache, came out after a detachment of the Mexican army attacked the camp of the Indians and in the clash mother, wife and children of the future thunderstorm of pale faces were killed.
He fought with the whites continuously from 1858 to 1886. In the end, he was left with only a very small squad, followed by thousands of American and Mexican soldiers for eight years.
On September 4, 1886, in Arizona, Geronimo was forced to surrender. This event is considered the date that ended the war of the Americans and Indians. There was no more resistance, the Indians were driven into the reservation.But Geronimo will live until February 1909, in fact, in captivity, and will never return to Arizona, they simply will not let him go.
But since 1940, American paratroopers will begin to parachute with a shout of "Geronimo" after watching a movie about the famous Apache. Yes, and parachuted so far, and the cry, which appeared under the influence of the film, has become a tradition of the American Airborne Forces.