Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience exhibition catalogue by Janet Cantley
"The name Geronimo is known internationally as the legendary Apache warrior, and also as a synonym for anything "Apache." But few people know the mixed emotions and many perspectives on Geronimo held by Apache people- who he was, how he lived, why he did what he did, and how that affected the Chiricahua Apache and other Apache tribes. For some Apache, Geronimo possessed qualities that are strongly admired- a protector of tribal lands who demonstrated courage, strength and determination, and skill as a warrior and shaman.
He was never a hero among many Apache. Others blame him for the removal and punishment of all Chiricahua Apache, who received a 28 year sentence as prisoners of war and permanent exile from Arizona. He was unyielding in seeking revenge for real and perceived wrongs to his family.
In the exhibit and the accompanying catalogue we seek to shine a light on other Apache leaders, many of whom remain largely unknown today, to reveal their art, personal items and images, and to dispel some of the myths surrounding the larger-than-life figure of Geronimo."
Hard cover, full color, 79 pages