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One Who Yawns

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#27788
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:** (1.81)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:sgtammoAus******
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



I have been called a savage, a chief and oft times a leader.
Some have called me the embodiment of courage, although to a Crook I did surrender.

Where I was born, there were no enclosures.
In the end, to bring me down, it took 5000 soldiers.

As the "terror of the country", I had a reputation of cruelty and cunning.
My tactics consisted of hitting and then running.

Many movies and stories of me were made.
The memories of me, the most famous of my people, will never fade.

People have spoken ill of me so many times it would give your throat a lump.
Yet sometimes, my name is the last word said when people make a big jump.

Now it's time to give it a try.
Do you know my name; who am I?



Answer

My name, in case you still don't know.
Is simply one word, Geronimo.


Geronimo was quoted to have said, "Where I was born, there were no enclosures".

Autobiographers have stated it took more than 5000 soldiers and 500 scouts to capture Geronimo the last time and often referred to him as "the terror of the country".

In 1883, Geronimo surrendered to General George Crook.

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