Geronimo Participates in Roosevelt’s Inaugural Parade

Here’s a great old photo. I was unaware that Geronimo came to Washington in 1905 and participated in Teddy Roosevelt‘s inaugural parade (see some amazing photos of the inauguration). Click on the image for a much larger version.

According to The New York Times, the Inaugural Committee appropriated $2,000 to cover the expenses of “six noted Indians” to attend and celebrate President Roosevelt’s inaugural parade.

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Geronimo, the famous Apache warrior and five other Western Indian chiefs in inaugural parade, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1905
Geronimo, the famous Apache warrior and five other Western Indian chiefs in inaugural parade, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1905

And, here’s another photo of the same group of chiefs in the parade.

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Indian chiefs headed by Geronimo, passing in review before President Roosevelt, Inauguration Day, 1905
Indian chiefs headed by Geronimo, passing in review before President Roosevelt, Inauguration Day, 1905

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