UNLIKE the Marvel Superheroes - amazing as they are in a fantastical sense - our Superhero was a REAL man, and one of the greatest warriors who ever lived...he could not fly....but he could see into the future in his dreams and could never be ambushed, and he was the bravest and most fearless man alive.
Geronimo’s mother, wife and children were murdered by Mexican Soldiers when he was a young man.In 1851, while Geronimo and several other warriors were in the town of Janos on a trading mission, Colonel Jose Maria Carrasco and a detachment of around 400 Mexican soldiers ransacked his Bedonkohe encampment and slaughtered many of its inhabitants. When Geronimo returned later that night, he found that his mother, his wife and his three young children had all been murdered. “I had lost all,” he said in his autobiography. Following the massacre, Geronimo swore vengeance against Mexico and led a series of bloody raids on its soldiers and settlements. “I have killed many Mexicans,” he later wrote. “I do not know how many…some of them were not worth counting.”
Geronimo’s followers credited him with supernatural powers.
Geronimo explained that after Mexican soldiers had attacked his village when he was a young man, and had slaughtered his mother, young wife and his children...he went into the mountains to mourn...and it was there that a spirit told him "I will take the bullets from the guns of your enemies - and no bullet will ever kill you"...so Geronimo spent the rest of his life waging war on the enemies of his people - no matter who they were, and no-matter how great the odds were against him as he was always greatly outnumbered by his enemies - both those whom he attacked, and those who came to attack him....when Geronimo could not convince other men to accompany him to attack the Mexicans or Americans (because they thought victory was impossible)...he went ALONE ...starving as he walked for miles for days and weeks if necessary, ..and killed them himself.
FROM THE JOURNAL OF WHITE AMERICAN ELDRIDGE AVER BURBANK WHO EXAMINED GERONIMO AT FORT SILL OKLAHOMA IN 1897
Burbank spent a great deal of time with Geronimo, eventually completing seven portraits of him. In the body of the text, as told by Mr Royce he said this:
"One day Geronimo came into my quarters at Fort Sill in a most peculiar mood. He told me no-one could kill him, or me either - if he willed it so. Then he bare himself to his waist. I was dumbfounded to see the number of bullet hole scars on his body. I knew he had been in many battles and had been shot dozens of times, but I never heard of anyone living with at least 50 bullet wounds on his body. Geronimo had that many scars. Some of these bullet wounds were large enough to rest a pebble in as Geronimo picked up pebbles and putting them in each wound he would make a noise like a gunshot - then take the pebble out and throw it to the ground...and shout "Bullets cannot kill me!"
GERONIMO MOVIE CLIPS
THE MEXICANS SLAUGHTER HIS VILLAGE
GERONIMO RECEIVES HIS POWERS AND LEADS THE WARRIORS
GERONIMO FINAL SCENE
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