Geronimo, Regaining a Homeland, and a Casino

22 Oct

Geronimo and Theodore Roosevelt had at least two things in common. First, they were both at Roosevelt’s inaugural parade in Washington. D.C. in 1905. Second, at the time, they were both members of the Reformed Church in America (RCA).

You won’t find this out from M. John Fayhee’s article in the latest High Country News. Nor will you find out that the town of Apache, OK has an RCA congregation, nor will you find that an alumna of Northwestern Classical Academy (a predecessor of our college), Hendrina Hospers, worked as an RCA missionary with Geronimo and his people in Apache before moving with some of the tribe to Mescalero, NM.

However, what you will find out in Fayhee’s article is that Jeff Haozous, chairman of the Fort Sill  Apache Tribe, is working for creating not just a casino, but a recovered Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache homeland in New Mexico and Arizona.

You can find Fayhee’s fascinating article here:

A new Apache homeland in New Mexico? — High Country News.

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One Response to “Geronimo, Regaining a Homeland, and a Casino”

  1. Douglas Firth Anderson October 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Reblogged this on Northwest Iowa Center for Regional Studies.

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