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GERONIMO, The Last Free Apache

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Geronimo is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future, walk without creating footprints and even hold off the dawn to protect his own. This Apache Indian warrior and his band of 37 followers defied federal authority for more than 25 years.

Geronimo {jur-ahn’-i-moh}, or Goyathlay (“one who yawns”), was born in 1829 in what is today western New Mexico, but was then still Mexican territory. He was a Bedonkohe Apache (grandson of Mahko) by birth and a Net’na during his youth and early manhood. His wife, Juh, Geronimo’s cousin Ishton, and Asa Daklugie were members of the Nednhi band of the Chiricahua Apache.

He was reportedly given the name Geronimo by Mexican soldiers, although few agree as to why. As leader of the Apaches at Arispe in Sonora, he performed such daring feats that the Mexicans singled him out with the sobriquet Geronimo (Spanish for “Jerome”). Some attributed his numerous raiding successes to powers conferred by supernatural beings, including a reputed invulnerability to bullets.

Geronimo’s war career was linked with that of his brother-in-law, Juh, a Chiricahua chief. Although he was not a hereditary leader, Geronimo appeared so to outsiders because he often acted as spokesman for Juh, who had a speech impediment.

Geronimo was the leader of the last American Indian fighting force formally to capitulate to the United States. Because he fought against such daunting odds and held out the longest, he became the most famous Apache of all. To the pioneers and settlers of Arizona and New Mexico, he was a bloody-handed murderer and this image endured until the second half of this century.

To the Apaches, Geronimo embodied the very essence of the Apache values, agressiveness, courage in the face of difficulty. These qualities inspired fear in the settlers of Arizona and New Mexico. The Chiricahuas were mostly migratory following the seasons, hunting and farming. When food was scarce, it was the custom to raid neighboring tribes. Raids and vengeance were an honorable way of life among the tribes of this region.

By the time American settlers began arriving in the area, the Spanish had become entrenched in the area. They were always looking for Indian slaves and Christian converts. One of the most pivotal moments in Geronimo’s life was in 1858 when he returned home from a trading excursion into Mexico. He found his wife, his mother and his three young children murdered by Spanish troops from Mexico. This reportedly caused him to have such a hatred of the whites that he vowed to kill as many as he could. From that day on he took every opportunity he could to terrorize Mexican settlements and soon after this incident he received his power, which came to him in visions. Geronimo was never a chief, but a medicine man, a seer and a spiritual and intellectual leader both in and out of battle. The Apache chiefs depended on his wisdom.

When the Chiricahua were forcibly removed (1876) to arid land at San Carlos, in eastern Arizona, Geronimo fled with a band of followers into Mexico. He was soon arrested and returned to the new reservation. For the remainder of the 1870s, he and Juh led a quiet life on the reservation, but with the slaying of an Apache prophet in 1881, they returned to full-time activities from a secret camp in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

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Message for Humanity

The Awakening is here. It is time to reconnect to the path we have long forgotten.
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Acorn to Oak filmed over an 8 month period time-lapse

Acorn to Oak seedling filmed over a period of 8 months.
Filmed by Neil Bromhall for http://www.rightplants4me.co.uk
The acorn was collected in September and filmed in an underground set using a 2 hour interval between exposures.
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Richard Harris – A Man Called Horse

A Man Called Horse is a 1970 American Western film starring Richard Harris and directed by Elliot Silverstein
The film is based on a short story, “A Man Called Horse”, published in 1968 in the book Indian Country by Dorothy M. Johnson.
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SAVE OREGON’S FIRST FAMILY OF WOLVES, The Imnaha Pack Needs Your Help

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CLICK  HERE  to Sign The Petition Please.

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The latest attack on Oregon’s wolves comes from the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, which is pushing for reckless legislation that allows for the annihilation of the Imnaha pack.

The wolf pack was the first to establish and produce pups in the state in more than 60 years. While measures should be taken to prevent depredation of livestock, there are better ways to keep cattle safe than killing the family of Journey, who captured the nation’s imagination with its thousand-mile expedition to become the first wolf in California in nearly a century.

The Imnaha Alpha Male

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY From Blue Feather Spirit

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Blue Feather Spirit wishes ALL Brothers and Sisters Love, Peace, and Fulfillment, Today on Valentine’s Day, and for All the Days of your Lives.

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 Regard Heaven as your father, Earth as your Mother and all things as your Brothers and Sisters.

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Friends of Blue Feather Spirit, Join His Family Circle

Welcome to All Friends of Blue Feather Spirit

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