(born June 1829, No-Doyohn Canyon, Mex.—died Feb. 17, 1909, Fort Sill, Okla., U.S.) Chiricahua Apache leader. In the 1870s Geronimo led a revolt of 4,000 Apaches who had been forcibly removed by U.S. authorities to a barren reservation in east-central Arizona. Years of turmoil and bloodshed followed; Geronimo finally surrendered in 1884, only to escape with a band of followers. On a false promise of safe return to Arizona, Geronimo was arrested (1886) and put to hard labour. He was later placed on a reservation at Fort Sill, Okla.; there he dictated his autobiography, Geronimo: His Own Story.
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There were 344 households out of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,583, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,236. About 13.7% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 28.9% of those age 65 or over.