On the Border with Crook (Google eBook)

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C. Scribner's sons, 1891 - Generals - 491 pages
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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

General Crook ended the Apache wars in the American Southwest. Bourke served as one of his officers in those wars for many years so this is a first hand account. Read full review

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User Review  - Gregory - Goodreads

One of the best books ever written on the Indian Wars. Capt. John Gregory Bourke is half Amry Officer and half Anthropolgist Read full review

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Page 494 - No recent book gives so vivid an idea of the perils and hardships which necessarily accompany all attempts at arctic exploration, as this of Mr. Gilder's. The accounts of the people of the various places visited, and their peculiar customs, show keen powers of observation as well as skill of description.
Page 459 - I wish to say most emphatically that the American Indian is the intellectual peer of most, if not all, the various nationalities we have assimilât«! to our laws, customs, and language. He is fully able to protect himself if the ballot be given and the courts of law not closed against him.
Page 475 - I would come from a place far away to speak to you here, and you see me now. Some have come on horseback and some on foot; if I were thinking bad or if I had done bad, I would never have come here. If it had been my fault would I have come so far to talk with you?
Page 412 - Cola (friend), I shake with this hand because my heart is on this side ; I want this peace to last forever.
Page 483 - I do not see what you can now do except to concentrate your troops at the best points and give protection to the people. Geronimo will undoubtedly enter upon other raids of murder and robbery, and as the offensive campaign against him with scouts has failed, would it not be best to take up the defensive and give protection to the people and business interests of Arizona and New Mexico.
Page 485 - Not a single Chiricahua had been killed, captured or wounded throughout the entire campaign — with two exceptions — unless by Chiricahua Apache scouts, who, like Chato, had kept the pledges given to General Crook in the Sierra Madre in 1883. The exceptions were: one killed by the White Mountain Apaches near Fort Apache, and one killed by a white man in northern Mexico. Yet every one of those faithful scouts — especially...
Page 203 - Maricopas these ceremonies are more elaborate, and necessitate a seclusion from the rest of the tribe for many days, fasting, bathing, and singing. The Apache
Page 132 - Only ill-bred Americans or Europeans, who have never had any ' raising,' would think of speaking of the Bear, the Snake, the Lightning, or the Mule, without employing the reverential prefix 'Ostin,' meaning ' Old Man,' and equivalent to the Eoman title
Page 482 - I been disposed to betray the confidence they placed in me, it would have bcen simply an impossibility to get white troops to that point either by day or by night without their knowledge, and had I attempted to do this the whole band would have stampeded back to the mountains.
Page 493 - ... copying a great part of the book. Rev. Wm. M. Taylor, DD, in the Christian at Work. Dr. Field has an eye, if we may use a photographic illustration, with a great deal of collodion in it, so that he sees very clearly.

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