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Toward the end of his life Geronimo asked to be allowed to return to his native land to die. However there was still such fear of the Apache in the area, and that his appearance would inspire others to violence, that President Teddy Roosevelt denied his request.

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Geronimo's legend was so strong that his name was appropriated by U.S. airborne troops during WW II.

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Seems to me he should not have been a prisoner at the time and should have been able to go where he wanted.  Prisoner of war status ends when the conflict ends.  As far as I know he was never tried or convicted for anything so he should not have been a prisoner.  The government should either have tried him as a criminal and hanged him, or let him go when the conflict ended.

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Well... what more?  There is always more and it should always be added to the collective knowledge.

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