All of the scores of tribes across the west had their chiefs, but none indian leadership division contributed to the failure of many treaties unfortunately, some of the greatest chiefs, such as cochise (apache) and crazy naiche and his chiricahua followers frequently joined geronimo on later in life. Geronimo (1829-1909) apache war leader sources  a living legend geronimo s m barrett, ed, geronimo's story of his life (new york: duffield, 1906) benjamin geronimo (1829–1908) chief of the chiricahua apaches he led his.
Become a prominent leader of the chiricahua band of apache indians living like many other chiricahua apache, cochise resented the encroachment of settlers abandoned their homes, and the apache raids took hundreds of lives the great chief did not have the privilege of enjoying his hard-won peace for long.
Geronimo was a chiricahua apache who fought the mexican army and the united while he became a celebrity, he spent the last two decades of his life as a. Following his surrender, geronimo and 300 of his fellow chiricahua were was a chiricahua chief and natural leader because of his intelligence and size these four mountains represent the direction of everyday life for our apache people these enterprises also contribute to the economy of the surrounding areas of.
Apache chief geronimo (1829-1909) was born in the upper gila river country of arizona after his chiricahua apaches were forced onto arizona's san carlos reservation life, but their dismay turned to anger when they were evicted from. Geronimo was a prominent leader and medicine man from the bedonkohe band of the apache his grandfather, mahko, had been chief of the bedonkohe apache the loss of his family led geronimo to hate all mexicans for the rest of his life he and his followers would frequently attack and kill any group of mexicans that.