Grave Misgivings

This short film explores the lasting power of Geronimo’s name and image. The distinction between his iconographic cultural presence and the life and death of the real man is explored in a young native artist’s visit to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where she visits the Old Guardhouse where he was imprisoned, and his grave. Her efforts to reach the real man through real places result in a new painting, which she creates high on Medicine Bluff, suggesting that, in the final analysis, it is in iconic representation that Geronimo ‘s spirit lives.

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