Goyathlay aka Geronimo - "one who yawns" (1829 - 1909) was a prominent Native American leader and medicine man of the Chiricahua Apache. He fought against both Mexico and the United States over their expansion into Apache tribal lands in the 19th Century.
Famous for his daring exploits and numerous escapes from capture from 1858 to 1886. At the end of his military career, he led a small band of 36 men, women, and children, evading capture for over a year, making him the most famous Native American of the time and earning him the title of the "worst Indian who ever lived" among white settlers.
His band was one of the last major forces of independent Native American warriors who refused to acknowledge the United States occupation of the American West.
He was immortalised in the 1939 film Geronimo, which depicted a real-life escape where he successfully jumped off Medicine Bluff at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, into the Medicine Creek with his Cadillac horse
This approx. HALF INCH piece of Geronimo hair is presented on a display card perfect for framing*
Superb provenance; the hair originates from the famed collection of Margaretta Pierrepont, wife of President Ulysses S Grant’s Attorney General.
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* Please note the frame is not included in the sale price.