Fort Sill, OK (PRWEB) September 28, 2012
Geronimo Apache warrior is being honored with his own webpage on a newly -launched website that pays tribute to the contributions of Native American chiefs in the United States.
NativeAmericanChiefs.org provides biographies and important historical information about chiefs and their tribes' contributions to history.
"The story of Geronimo is one of the most legendary of any Native American chief," said website author Daniel Dante. "He was a fearless warrior who fought both the Mexican and American forces who were bent on driving the Apache from their ancestral homeland."
Visitors to the new website will learn more about Geronimo's childhood and his rise to become one of the most respected warriors in history. He led a band of Chiricahua Apache against forces and eluded capture for years.
He was involved in some of the final battles between Native Americans and United States forces, and was eventually captured and forced to live on a reservation.
Chief Geronimo was the last member of this tribe to surrender to the Americans in 1886.
"The history of Native American chiefs is intriguing, inspiring and sad," Dante said. "I wanted to write about these often unsung heroes and let the world know there are plenty of important historical figures besides George Washington and Abraham Lincoln."
Visitors will also learn about Chief Cochise, another Apache who took a stand against those who sought to take his land and harm his people. Chief Sitting Bull the Sioux chief who remained rebellious until his last days is also featured on the new website.
"Sitting Bull is another inspiring historical figure," Dante said. "He fought bravely, died tragically and remains a true hero in the eyes of many to this very day."
NativeAmericanChiefs.org will continue updating material to honor and respect a greater number of Native American leaders to help preserve their legacy and keep their memory alive.
To learn more about these American Indian leaders, visit the official site at nativeamericanchiefs.org.