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Goyathlay (Goyaałé, Goyathle)
"Goyathlay" is an alternate name for the legendary Chiricahua Apache leader better known as
Geronimo was his Spanish name, and the one that was most often used for him in public life. "Goyathlay" comes
from his own name in the Apache language, Goyaałé, which means "one who yawns."
Books about Goyathlay
Geronimo: His Own Story:
Annotated edition of Goyathlay's 1906 autobiography.
Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place:
An interesting and thorough biography of Goyathlay.
Excellent historical fiction about the life of Goyaałe by a Native author.
Here are some links to online information about Goyathlay:
Apache Chief Geronimo
Here are links to our webpages about the Apache tribe and language:
Athabaskan language family
Native Americans of the Southwest
Here are a few good books about the Chiricahua Apaches:
Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians
Wisdom Sits In Places
Myths and Tales of the Chiricahua Apache Indians
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