Arizona State Sen. Sylvia Allen read a proclamation on the Senate floor in honor of the legendary Apache leader Geronimo on the hundredth anniversary of his death, according to a post published yesterday on the official web site of the state’s Senate Republican Caucus.
San Carlos Apache Chairman Wendsler Nosie, who was present for the reading, accepted a statue from former Sen. Lester Pearce. The statue was created by former Senate Majority Leader Rusty Bowers.
Geronimo, born in 1829, was a leader/warrior of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. He died in 1909 at Fort Sill, Okla.