I ran across this great postcard in an estate sale photo album find. I just knew I needed to share it with y'all. Who hasn't heard of Geronimo!? Geronimo would pass away in less than two years after this postcard was mailed.
(written on the front): "This is the old chief they keep guarded. Tell mama & sister to write. Love Aunt Helen."
It just seems like a cold statement for the hard life this man lived trying to defend his land. He lost his mother, wife and children in 1858 to Mexican soldiers. In 1886, Geronimo surrendered to U. S. authorities. As a prisoner of war, he became a big attraction. He was said to have regretted his surrender because the terms were never met.