"We really like introducing this song onstage as -- 'Here's a song about Geronimo...called About Geronimo.' So simple, yet really complex at the same time," said Arigon. Well, we know what she's talking about here. Arigon read a book called Almanac of the Dead, which was written by the respected Native author Leslie Marmon Silko. "Her book described an Indian person's take of the Geronimo legend. A very short chapter in a very big book talked about the concept that Geronimo was not an actual person, but a spirit which inhabited the people when they needed him. I do believe Geronimo is still around."
There are several sources on the web to read about Ms. Silko and Almanac of the Dead. Starrwatchers take note -- if Arigon could start an "Oprah's Book Club" she would -- and might even start you on something as daunting as this novel. It's not for the squeamish!