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  • Title: On the Border with Crook
  • Author: John Gregory Bourke
  • ISBN: 9780803257412
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 than a first hand account of Crook s campaigns during tFrom 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 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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    Commentaires:

    James Prothero
    Great first hand account from the Army pov of the Apache and Sioux/Cheyenne wars. George Crook was a rare leader of honesty and character. Good material on early days in Tucson, AZ in there. The thing I picked up, after having a minor in Native American Studies and History of the American West, is that "scout" Indians turned on their own tribes and helped Crook and the Army. You won't find that fact in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which portrays Indians as being in total solidarity to white ad [...]

    A.L. Means
    This is not just a classic historical reference, it is also a gem in terms of eloquent descriptive style. As a staff officer with General Crook during the Indian wars of the late 19th century, John Bourke was perfectly placed to observe the transformation of the West. Within three or four decades, the Rocky Mountains and Plains changed from the largely untrammeled terrain of itinerants and Native groups to a promised land for settlers, dreamers and opportunists of every stripe. Campaigns and pol [...]

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

    Carol Naille
    Wonderful eye witness account of the Indian Wars of 1870-1886. Outstanding description of character of the land and gives new meaning to "hard marching". Loved the writing and insight of the author. The problems identified then are with us today. Great history read!

    Phil Clymer
    More than just a military history. Bourke discusses many aspects of life on the frontier and, considering the time frame of the book, he has a remarkably enlightened attitude towards Native Americans. It is well worth reading.

    richard m.
    A very enlightening account of the U.S. Army's activities to curtail native American attacks against white settlers in the 19th century - the Indian Wars.Although an account of military actions, this book is not what one might expect in a military journal.Most enjoyable aspects:- broad view of campaigns of the southwest and the north.- life of the cavalry, esp. coping with summers in Arizona and winters in Nebraska and the Dakotas.- life in the southwest in the 19th century.- the honesty and dec [...]

    Galen
    Reading history specific to an area that I am familiar with fills up my head and the place is suddenly alive and has such depth, this book goes into the apache campaign back in the 1860s and goes straight to Little big horn, the general crook was one of the only generals who wasnt just out to mess stuff up and kill indians, he truly tried to make things good between peoples and would have succeeded completely if it were not for the governments backwards involvement and prospectors trying to make [...]

    Chrisl
    Tagged "toreread" too long since I took Bourke's tour of Apache southwest, wonder if could be considered classic. Would like to ride mules then with John and the General.For a well written fiction perspective on what's On the Border, "Watch ," a noir Apache novel could provide an introduction to General Crook. Watch for Me on the MountainThe second volume of the Spur winning biography about Crook, by Paul Magid, will be published by U Okla Pr, spring '15. Reread Bourke before new bio.General Ge [...]

    Ken Angle
    John Bourke provides unique insights regarding life in territorial Arizona. The indian wars were tragic. Retrospectively I see no innocent parties. Amazingly this is not ancient history. We are only two or three generations removedA

    Fredrick Danysh
    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.

    Clay Davis
    I learned much about life on the frontier in the American west.

    Frances Torgerson
    Slow.OK for a history reference, but a very slow dull text. It was a good info book after reading 1000 White Women, a frontier novel about the Cheyenne Nation

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