Photo of the week by Curtis Maynard
A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status: Chapeau aux membres suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club: RCNC 90 John F Frank; RCNC 209 Bruce Wilson; 3619 Michael Grunwell; 3378 Lorne C Smith; 4296 Pierre Bédard;4838 James F Morwick – Lifetime membership; 4846 Geoffrey D Richardson; 6587 W Doug Armstrong; 7311 Bryan E Stephenson; 7769 Michael Lawrance;
8131 Thomas W Henry.
In This Issue 14:
Look, look, UPDATED 10 April
Lundy’s Lane July 25 Celebration
QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK
“I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.”
Geronimo – dates & places of quotes unkown
Geronimo “one who yawns”; June 1829 – February 17, 1909 was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. “Geronimo” was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. Geronimo’s Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.
After a Mexican attack on his tribe, where soldiers killed his mother, wife, and his three children in 1851, Geronimo joined a number of revenge attacks against the Mexicans. During his career as a war chief, he was notorious for consistently leading raids upon Mexican provinces and towns, and later against Anglo settlements across Arizona, New Mexico and Western Texas.
In 1886, after a lengthy pursuit, Geronimo surrendered to US authorities as a prisoner of war. At an old age, he became a celebrity; appearing in fairs but was never allowed to return to the land of his birth. He later regretted his surrender and claimed that the US government had broken the promises made to secure it. Geronimo died in 1909 from complications of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.