Lesser known photo of Geronimo, ca. 1904. In February 1909, Geronimo was thrown from his horse while riding home, lay in the cold all night before a friend found him. He died of pneumonia on 2/17/1909, as a prisoner of the U.S. at Fort Sill, OK. His last words were reported to be said to his nephew, "I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive." He was buried at Fort Sill, OK in the Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery.
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In his last years, Geronimo became a sought after celebrity, charging for appearances and his autograph. Newspaper accounts stated he even sold the buttons off his coat. When he died he had a reported $10,000 in his bank account in Lawton, Oklahoma. He is seen here, unbowed, after successfully bridging two cultures.