These questions have haunted the posthumous reputation of Apache warrior Geronimo.
We saw enough of ourselves in Geronimo—enough Geronimo in ourselves—to honor him even in his defeat.
The “special vehemence” that Geronimo brought to raids there could be dated almost precisely to a night in 1851.
cry made in jumping, apparently from the story of the Apache leader Geronimo making a daring leap to escape U.S. cavalry pursuers at Medicine Bluffs, Oklahoma (and supposedly shouting his name in defiance as he did). Adopted as battle cry by 82nd Airborne U.S. paratroopers in World War II, who perhaps had seen it in the 1939 Paramount Studios movie "Geronimo." The name is the Italian and Spanish form of Jerome, from Greek Hieronomos, literally "sacred name."