American Apache chieftain; led sensational campaign against the whites in the southwest; captured by General Crook; later escaped.
An extremely rare matte photograph taken by A.B. Canady of Altoona, Kansas, 1907, of the Indian and his wife, with his bold Signature across the top.
Geronimo is pictured with his ninth wife, Azul, who married him when the Apache prisoners were moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory. She remained with him until his death in 1909. In 1907 a celebration dubbed “The Last Pow-Wow” was planned to commemorate the merging of the Oklahoma and Indian territories to establish Oklahoma statehood. Organizers invited Geronimo to attend. Army Scout and Texas Ranger “Mustang Jack” Moor accompanied Geronimo from Fort Sill for the event. Moore became very friendly with Geronimo and introduced him to his friend oilman C.W. Deming. Some time later Moore presented Deming with this autograph photograph.
The photograph measures 3 3/4 inches wide by 5 3/4 inches high. Framed (with taupe outer and cream inner mats, in walnut and antiqued gold frame) dimensions 10 1/4 inches wide by 12 1/2 inches high.
He drew his name, sideways from the perspective of reading it.
This item is associated with the following category in our inventory:
- Western Americana