On the Border with Crook
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 CrookUser 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
Review: On the Border with CrookUser 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