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Geronimo and the Apache Resistance, a Peace River Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced and directed by Neil Goodwin

Label
Geronimo and the Apache Resistance, a Peace River Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced and directed by Neil Goodwin
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Main title
Geronimo and the Apache Resistance
Medium
DVD
Oclc number
80020054
resource.otherEventInformation
Originally broadcast by PBS as an episode of the television series American experience on November 22, 1988
Responsibility statement
a Peace River Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced and directed by Neil Goodwin
Runtime
56
Series statement
WGBY DVD Collection
Summary
Descendants of legendary Native American leader Geronimo tell the story of a half-century of war, displacement, confinement, and finally resistance that ended with the decimation of the Chiricahua Apaches and the loss of their traditional homeland in the Southwest. Geronimo is revealed as a shrewd leader, formidable fighter, and poetic shaman--dedicated to a crusade to keep his ancestral land, repeatedly defying and eluding federal authorities. When the government finally forced his surrender in 1886, the Apaches were prisoners, moved to reservations in Florida and later Oklahoma. Their homeland was never returned to them. The film tells an unpleasant story of cruelty, prejudice, and betrayal, and of a tragic collision of two civilizations, each with startlingly different views of one another
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Separating myth from reality -- New presence in Apache country -- Fight when you've got the strength -- Proud people
Technique
live action