In 1886, Geronimo and fewer than fifty Apache were surrounded by five thousand troops. By this point, Geronimo was the last Native American who was still resisting US troops. Because he had resisted them so fiercely, US troops viewed him as the most evil of Native Americans. After their surrender, they were taken to prisons in the southeast. Most of them never saw their homeland again. Geronimo, a proud warrior, spent the last years of his life as a celebrity. He wrote his autobiography and appeared at fairs.

The author's primary objective in writing this passage seems to be ____

To explain why Geronimo became a celebrity late in his life.

Explanation

This passage is largely about Geronimo's life after his surrender. The author explains that Geronimo became a celebrity because he had been feared by Americans for many years.

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