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American Experience; Geronimo and the Apache Resistance


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American Experience
Geronimo and the Apache Resistance
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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In 1886, the U.S. Government mobilized 500 soldiers to capture the legendary Apache Geronimo and his band of 39 followers, who had for decades resisted attempts to confine them to life on reservations. This film is the story of a people who once ruled much of the American Southwest and of a tragic collision of two civilizations.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Geronimo and the Apache Resistance,” 07/07/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7E03828454C40939530703479A78DD9.
MLA: “American Experience; Geronimo and the Apache Resistance.” 07/07/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7E03828454C40939530703479A78DD9>.
APA: American Experience; Geronimo and the Apache Resistance. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7E03828454C40939530703479A78DD9
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