On the Border with Crook

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U of Nebraska Press, 1971 - History - 491 pages
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From 1870 until 1886 Captain John O. Bourke served on the staff of General George Crook, who Sherman described as the greatest Indian fighter the army ever had, a man whose prowess was demon-strated "from British America to Mexico, from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean." But On the Border with Crook is far more than a first-hand account of Crook's campaigns during the Plains Indian wars and in the Southwest. Alert, curious, and perceptive, Bourke brings to life the whole frontier scene. In crisp descriptions and telling anecdotes he recreates the events and landscapes through which he moved; he sketches sharp action-pictures not only of Crook and his fellow cavalrymen but also of such great leaders as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Geronimo. Perhaps most important, Bourke shows us how General Crook was able to achieve his most remarkable victory?how this man of war won and deserved the trust of the tribes he had subjugated.

  

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Review: On the Border with Crook

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

Contents

Chapter IV
66
Chapter V
80
Chapter VI
96
Chapter VII
108
Chapter VIII
136
Chapter IX
158
Chapter X
176
Chapter XI
202
Chapter XVIII
307
Chapter XIX
323
Chapter XX
344
Chapter XXI
362
Chapter XXII
381
Chapter XXIII
397
Chapter XXIV
412
Chapter XXV
424

Chapter XII
215
Chapter XIII
230
Chapter XIV
241
Chapter XV
256
Chapter XVI
270
Chapter XVII
283
Chapter XXVI
433
Chapter XXVII
452
Chapter XXVIII
465
Chapter XXIX
480
Chapter XXX
486
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About the author (1971)

In his foreword, Joseph C. Porter, author of "Paper Medicine Man: John Gregory Bourke and His American West," places this work in historical context and discusses Bourke's career as a military officer and an ethnologist of considerable merit.

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