Legendary War Chief and Shaman
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Only 50 numbered rifles will be engraved!
Engraved on a fully-functional Henry Big Boy chambered in .45LC
24 Karat Gold-Plated on the barrel-band, receiver cover, and buttplate with a Satin Finish
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Handmade French-Fitted Carrying Case
Made and Engraved in the USA!
Geronimo:Legendary War Chief and Shaman
On March 6, 1858, the family of Goyahkla “The One Who Yawns” was killed by soldiers from Mexico. Having lost his mother, wife, and three children, the most of anyone else from the village, he was chosen to lead the war party to seek revenge on the soldiers. During the bloody conflict, he struggled with a Mexican soldier. Victorious, Goyahkla grabbed the soldier’s saber and held it in hand along with his knife, ready to fight the next one who dared. He arose to the gazes of his comrades who stood in awe of his ferocity. It was then that the 28-year-old was honored as “War Chief” of the Bedonkohe band of the Chiricahua Apache. Time left him with another name: Geronimo. He never forgave the Mexican people for what happened to his family. It burned with a fire that fueled further conflict and raids on both sides of the border. Eventually, both governments sought his capture. This was how he became one of the most wanted men in North America.
After 28 years, with nearly 8000 men in pursuit at the end, a peaceful solution was accepted for the last time on September 4, 1886.
Despite being held as a Prisoner of War of the United States for 23 years, the name Geronimo became infamous. Paraded around the west as a Star Attraction, though always accompanied by guards, Geronimo made many public appearances: wild west shows, private events, the 1904 World’s Fair in St Louis, MO, and the Presidential Inaugural Parade for Theodore Roosevelt in 1905.
Geronimo is unique as one of the few Native Americans who was the hardest to capture, most photographed, and legendary. Whether you think of him as a freedom fighter, a man surrounded by mythology, or a man too wild to remain at large, we can all agree that he will forever remain infamous in American History.
Heroes and Patriots is proud to honor the complex history of the infamous Apache leader Geronimo with this Henry Big Boy Rifle chambered in .45LC – an edition limited to only 50 individually numbered rifles. Engraved on the receiver, forearms, and stock with a 24 Karat Gold-Plated Satin Finish on the barrel band, receiver, and buttplate, this rifle tells Geronimo’s story with respect to how he told it himself.
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