Geronimo (June 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and Arizona for their expansion into Apache tribal lands. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. ~ Quanah Parker (1845 or 1852 – February 23, 1911) was from the Comanche band Quahadi, and emerged as a dominant figure, particularly after the Comanches' final defeat. He was one of the last Comanche chiefs.
Geronimo was an important Apache Native American leader who rose to celebrity status. His many cunning escapes from Indian reservations and the failure of 10,000 Mexican and American soldiers to capture him and his 39 warriors gave him a permanent place in history.