Back to Top

Geronimo

I made this image for our Firebrands book, reprinted here on mulberry paper. This is Geronimo, war chief of the Chiricahua Apaches during their long years of conflict with the settler empires of the United States and Mexico. The Chiricahuas had skills of stealth and concealment that mortified their pursuers; in their desert fastnesses they seemed invisible, vengeful ghosts. Implacable and apparently invulnerable, Geronimo was a staunch defender of his people and a terror of both settlers and armies.



More by Roger Peet

Posts by Roger Peet

What Do We Want?

What Do We Want?

January 9, 2012

When my friend Katherine Ball was being interviewed by the Oregonian here in Portland during the Occupation this fall, she asked me to write up something to address the so-called…