Geronimo wasn’t killed in Pakistan.
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Geronimo wasn’t killed in Pakistan.

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John Ahni Schertow
June 4, 2011
 

Geronimo wasn’t killed in Pakistan. Geronimo wasn’t even his name.

The 1491s, a sketch comedy group based out of Minnesota and Oklahoma, decided to take a break from the in-your-face satire we’ve come to expect, to share a poem about the true legacy of Geronimo. Accompanying music by A Tribe Called Red.

On May 1st around 3:30pm President Obama received a message from a Navy SEAL saying “Geronimo- E KIA” the code meaning Osama bin Laden is dead. We humbly disagree.

Geronimo was a product of his environment. A human. One with flaws. One with enough history that the person charged with defining who he is can shape the narrative any which way he likes. People chase him today, just as they did then. His story, or peoples versions of it, lead us to this point where we are today. But this poem isn’t about Geronimo is it?

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