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National Parks Store: Cochise & Geronimo–Chiricahua Apache War Leaders


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Presented by Jack Lasseter
Hear the story of the Chiricahua Apaches and their greatest Chief, Cochise, including a description of the events that led to his war and multiple battles with U.S. Troops. Public perception of Cochise is based largely on Western movies, and Mr. Lasseter will shed light on this remarkable man, including Cochise’s fascinating relationship with his white blood brother, Tom Jeffords-who remained a loyal friend up until Cochise’s death. Mr. Lasseter will also discuss Apache war tactics and how, finally, Cochise made peace with General Howard.

The Apache leader, Geronimo, and his role in the second half of the Apache wars will feature prominently in this engaging presentation. How did he get his name and why is he famous? What caused him to surrender? And what happened to the Chiricahua Apache people, so famous in our regional history? To learn the answers, attend this enlightening discussion.

Mr. Lasseter is a retired Tucson attorney and has taught U.S. History at Pima College. He is extremely knowledgeable of the history of Arizona and the Southwest and conducts tours to Southern Arizona’s historic sites.

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Event Tags: American Indian, Apache, educational, presentation, the West

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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$5 (members)
$5 (non-members)

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