Picture of the Day: February 17 | HistoryNet

Picture of the Day: February 17

6/12/2006 • Picture of the Day

Death of Geronimo
Apache chief Geronimo died of pneumonia at age 80 on February 17, 1909, while still in captivity at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

On March 27, 1886, Geronimo and Naiche, the hereditary Chiricahua chieftain, along with the remnants of their band of Chiricahua Apaches, surrendered to General George Crook at Ca?on de los Embudos, Sonora, Mexico.

This photo was taken in 1907.

Image: Library of Congress

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