Geronimo was a Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache who received his nickname from Mexicans. His real name was Goyaałé ('One Who Yawns'). Here, Geronimo (third l.) negotiates with General George Crook (second r.) in the Cañon de los Embudos in Sonora, Mexico, in 1886. Camillus S. Fly/AKG-Images/Newscom/File
Geronimo and his people pose for a photo after their capture by US troops in 1886. At the height of the Apache wars, the Chiricahua were capable of eluding capture by running as many as 50 miles a day. J. McDonald/AKG-Images/Newscom/File
This portrait of Geronimo was taken in 1887. The famous war leader was believed to have special powers, including the ability to survive gunshot. He was thought to be protected by 'Usen,' the Apache god, and attracted many followers. AKG-Images/Newscom/File
Alchise, a White Mountain Apache and US Army scout who helped capture Geronimo, is pictured in 1880. AKG-Images/Newscom/File
Geronimo resisted the US government policy to consolidate his people on reservations by leading a series of raids against Mexican and American settlements in the southwest. This photograph by Walton George Harrington is incorrectly titled 'Geronimo, Chief of the Apaches'; Geronimo was not a chief. Picture History/Newscom/File
Geronimo appears here during his imprisonment by the US government, which forced him to cut his hair and wear Western clothing. This photograph was taken at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in 1898 in Omaha, Nebraska. Adolf F. Muhr/Picture History/Newscom/File
After his surrender, Geronimo supported his family by posing for souvenir photos such as this. Picture History/Newscom/File
Geronimo died in 1904 after he was thrown from his horse. He was buried at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The trees over his elaborate grave are festooned with bandannas tied there by many admiring visitors. Henry Wyman/Picture HistoryNewscom/File
US Army Apache helicopters, named after the Native American Apaches, who were skilled and feared warriors, fire rockets during the 'Rapid Response 98' exercise in Glamoc in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998 to display the ability of NATO forces to respond to any hostile action and preserve peace in Bosnia. Elvis Barukcic/AP/File
French President Francois Hollande said Saturday France will boost the number of troops in Central African Republic to 1,600 as Muslim-Christian violence continues.
Emmanuel Braun, Reuters /
December 7, 2013
France will increase its troop deployment in Central African Republic to 1,600 soldiers by Saturday evening, French President Francois Hollande said, as it steps up efforts to curb a wave of violence in its former colony.