On the Border with Crook

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1891 - Generals - 491 pages
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After serving over fifteen years (1870-1886) with General George Crook, Bourke sat down to write this memoir of his hero. He brings to life the frontier, the plains, and the Southwest -- as well as Native American heroes Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Geronimo.
 

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A fascinating recapitulation of the federal government's longstanding inept policy to deali with a minority culture. Same old, same old--if they ain't one of us, kill 'em all.

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OCLC Number: 1279804
Related Subjects:(5)
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895 -- Personal narratives.
Crook, George, -- 1829-1890.
Bourke, John Gregory, -- 1846-1896.
United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
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Contents

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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 assimilāt«! 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.