Geronimo (1829 - 1909)
Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaałé [kòjàːɬɛ́] "one who yawns") was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.
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