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The government gave him permission to attend such events, and Geronimo began his travels. On the way to these events, whenever the train would stop at a station, he would cut buttons from his coat and sell them for 25 cents. On the way to the next station, he would sew buttons back onto his coat from a supply he had brought with him, so that he could sell them again at the next stop. He also A N EW H OME IN THE W EST sold pictures of himself. Soon, he became a popular attraction at celebrations in Oklahoma.
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The Americans also promised to return to the Mexicans any captives the Apaches had taken. This agreement quickly created tension between the United States and the Apaches. S. government wanted to map the boundary with Mexico. The mappers set up a headquarters in Arizona, where they were visited by Mangas Coloradas and his people, probably right after their raid at Arispe. While the chief and his band were camped near the commission, two Mexican boys, held captive by 29 30 G ERONIMO the Apaches, escaped and fled to the American camp.