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Goyathlay (Goyaałé, Goyathle)

"Goyathlay" is an alternate name for the legendary Chiricahua Apache leader better known as Geronimo. 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."

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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.

Geronimo Resources

Here are some links to online information about Goyathlay:
 Apache Chief Geronimo
 Geronimo Biography
 Wikipedia: Goyathlay
 Goyaale Quotes

Here are links to our webpages about the Apache tribe and language:

 Apache language
 Apache culture
 The Apaches
 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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