Southwest Apache in Olden Times - Quick History Illustration

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Southwest Apache
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Who were the Apache?

Apache entered the southwestern region of what would become the United States around 1100 BCE.

They were hunters and warriors. The Apache soon gained the reputation of being the most fierce warriors of all the people. Their lands soon spread from Central Texas to Central Arizona, and from southern Colorado to the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico.

The Apache would much prefer to ride than walk. They were probably the best riders of all the people. The use of a horse for transportation fit their lifestyle and their geography. A horse allowed them to cover great distances quickly.

Geronimo - His name meant One Who Yawns. But he was hardly a yawner. Geronimo fought to preserve the Apache way of life.

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