We finally had a vote on which Geronimo image to use on the cover this month (November issue) and the never-before-published photo won by a wide margin.
Meanwhile, went home for lunch to finish a scene I have been dying to do for the book:
While a prisoner of war being held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Geronimo was invited to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. The Army brass said he could go, but someone up the chain of command insisted he have two armed soldiers with him at all times. The effect on the large crowds who attended the exposition was to make Geronimo still look dangerous and his celebrity grew by leaps and bounds from this unintended reaction by the public. It turned out to be a P.T. Barnum style level stunt that created a bonfire of interest and sent the G-Man's household name factor through the roof.
Meanwhile, several people—my own daughter, among them—have cringed whenever I use the term "In-din." Isn't it kind of "insensitive," my daughter wants to know.