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Crook, George 1829-1890

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Works: 342 works in 637 publications in 2 languages and 21,293 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Biography  Sources  Autobiographies  History  Travel writing  Registers (Lists) 
Roles: Author, Performer, Instrumentalist, Originator
Classifications: F591, 973.8
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Crook's resumé of operations against Apache Indians, 1882 to 1886 by George Crook( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from General Crook on giving the ballot to Indians by George Crook( Book )

5 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of operations against Apache Indians, May, 1885, to April, 1886 by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resume of operations against Apache Indians 1882-1886 by George Crook( Book )

3 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report of ... 1885 by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report of ... [1883] by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Department of Arizona, Lieutenant-Colonel George Crook, commanding according to his commission of Brevet Major-General, headquarters, Prescott, July 1st, 1872 by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1872 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resumé of operations against Apache Indians, 1882 to 1886 by United States( Book )

6 editions published between 1886 and 1971 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from the Secretary of War : transmitting in response to Senate resolution of March 11, 1890, correspondence regarding the Apache Indians by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from the Secretary of War : transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of January 28, 1890, reports relative to the treatment of certain Apache Indians by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Crook upon the Apaches by George Crook( Book )

4 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General George Crook, his autobiography by George Crook( Book )

6 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the autobiography of "the greatest Indian fighter in the history of the United States." General George Crook was one Civil War general who didn't win his reputation east of the Mississippi River. To him, the Civil War was just an interlude. Before and after this great conflict, Crook was an Indian fighter. Crook fought the greatest of the Indian chieftains; served at frontier posts from the Columbia River to the Rio Grande, from Illinois to the Pacific. Yet he was as good at defending Indians as he was at fighting them. Crook understood and sympathized with them. He spoke plainly and often against injustices in the treatment of the Indian. And when he died, Red Cloud, chief of the Sioux, gave him his epitaph: "He, at least, had never lied to us." General George Crook: His Autobiography first came into print when Martin F. Schmitt, working in the archives of the Army War College in Washington, made the startling rediscovery of the Crook papers, which had been presented to the library of the War College by the widow of Walter S. Schuyler, one-time aid to General Crook. The existence of the autobiography had apparently not been previously suspected by any writer on the West, not even by the General's friend, Captain John G. Bourke, who wrote the only existing sketch of his life. A West Point graduate of 1852, General Crook spent his entire military career, with the exception of the four Civil War years, 1861 to 1865, on the frontier. His life paralleled western expansion during the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1890, at the time of this death, he was commanding general of the Department of the Missouri, the largest and most active of all frontier commands. The Rogue River and Yakima wars in the eighteen fifties, Paiute pacification in the late sixties, the Apache campaigns of the seventies and eighties—all found Crook actively involved, fighting, counseling and making peace with the Indians. His Civil War experiences, while not uniformly successful or profitable, brought him into close contact with the great military figures of the day. He was a favorite of Grant's and a close associate of Sheridan, who had been in his class at West Point. His blunt, sometimes caustic opinions of his associates and the conduct of campaigns are new and often refreshing. General Crook's autobiography covers the period from Crook's graduation from West Point in 1852 to June 18, 1876, the day after the famous Battle of the Rosebud. The editor has supplemented it with other material, some from the Crook diaries and letters and contemporary clippings, on the other years of the General's life. - Publisher
Annual report of Brigadier General George Crook, U.S. Army : commanding Department of Arizona by United States( Book )

4 editions published between 1883 and 1885 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resume of operations in Arizona against Apache Indians, 1882-1886 by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of operations against Apache Indians, May 1885 to Apr. 1886( Book )

2 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaigning with Crook by Charles King( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition in 1876 was successful in scattering the united and victorious Indians of the Custer massacre. Commanded by General George Crook and covering 800 miles in ten weeks, the campaign was a hard one on Indians and soldiers alike. Before it ended, many of the cavalrymen were walking-- their horses had either died or were killed for food. The Indians had their problems too. The earlier Rosebud and Custer fights had expended much of their ammunition, their own scorched-earth tactics had destroyed much of their grazing land, and they were pressed so hard by Crook they had little opportunity to hunt. The story of this campaign is vividly told by Charles King, adjutant of General Merritt's Fifth Cavalry. King's account presents the soldier's point of view and covers the activities of the Fifth Cavalry before joining Crook's force, including the fight on the War Bonnet and Buffalo Bill Cody's famous fight with Yellow Hand. King's book presents an articulate and detailed picture of the dangers and privations of Indian campaigning at its toughest
The Apache problem by George Crook( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Crook at the Rosebud. by J. W Vaughn( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie gave the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian tribes control over a wide region, covering Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and part of the Dakotas. But in the 1870s gold was discovered in the Black Hills, and white settlers invaded Indian territory in desperate search for the precious mineral. Clashes between miners and Indians erupted. After trying other means of settling the disputes, the U.S. government decreed that all Indians in the northwest should be living on reservations by January 1876. The Sioux and Cheyenne refused to obey, so the Bureau of Indian Affairs called in the military to enforce the order. Brigadier General George Crook led the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expeditionary forces into southern Montana against rebellious Sioux. But Crazy Horse, leading a party of Sioux and Cheyenne, defeated a portion of Crook's command at Powder River in March 1876. In his chargin and determination for revenge, Crook led his troops to the Rosebud canyon to destroy Crazy Horse's village. The two powerful forces, each numbering more than one thousand men, met at the Rosebud River on June 17. At the end of the fierce day-long battle, Crook returned to his base nearly forty miles away, convinced that he had won. Time would prove, however, that the battle resulted in a stalemate. Crook's force was removed from the larger campaign, and he was unable to come to Custer's aid at the Little Big Horn eight days later. Through the Battle of the Rosebud had a significant impact on the rest of the campaign against the Sioux, it has often been eclipsed by publicity surrounding the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It was not until 1956, when With Crook at the Rosebud was first published by Stackpole, that the first clear history of the battle emerged
[Dear Mr. Welsh] by George Crook( Book )

2 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the border with Crook by John Gregory Bourke( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From 1870 until 1886 Captain John G. 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 demonstrated "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 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. - Back cover
 
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General George Crook, his autobiography
Alternative Names
Crook 1829-1890 General

Crook, General (George), 1829-1890

George Crook Amerikaans officier (1828-1890)

George Crook General der US-Armee

George Crook militaire américain

George Crook militare statunitense

Джордж Крук

Крук, Джордж

ג'ורג' קרוק

ジョージ・クルック

乔治·克鲁克

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English (246)

Spanish (2)

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Campaigning with Crook, and stories of army lifeThe fox and the whirlwind : Gen. George Crook and Geronimo : a paired biographyGeneral George Crook, his autobiographyCampaigning with CrookWith Crook at the Rosebud.Eyewitnesses to the Indian Wars, 1865-1890General Crook and the western frontier