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Campaigning with Crook

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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 eight hundred 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 the campaign is vividly told by Charles King, adjutant of General Merritts Fifth Cavalry. A fine companion volume to newsman John F. Finertys War-Path and Bivouac (Norman, 1961), Kings account presents the soldiers point of view. It also covers the activities of the fifth Cavalry before joining Crooks force, including the fight on the War Bonnet, which succeeded in turning a large group of Cheyennes back to the Red Cloud Agency and prevented their joining Sitting Bull. It was on the War Bonnet that King witnessed Buffalo Bill Codys famous fight with Yellow Hand, which he recounts in detail.

Kings book, first published in 1880, presents an articulate and detailed picture of the dangers and privations of Indian campaigning at its toughest.

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The story of the campaign is vividly told by Charles King, adjutant of General Merritt’s Fifth Cavalry. A fine companion volume to newsman John F. Finerty’s War-Path and Bivouac (Norman, 1961), King’s account presents the soldier’s point of view. It also covers the activities of the fifth Cavalry before joining Crook’s force, including the fight on the War Bonnet, which succeeded in turning a large group of Cheyennes back to the Red Cloud Agency and prevented their joining Sitting Bull. It was on the War Bonnet that King witnessed Buffalo Bill Cody’s famous fight with Yellow Hand, which he recounts in detail.

About the Author

Charles King wrote sixty-nine books, most of them novels based on army life. When he died in 1933, he was credited with seventy years of military service. Don Russell, author of The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill (Norman, 1960), has provided an illuminating introduction. He is the editor of The Westerners Brand Book, Chicago, and associate editor of the New Standard Encyclopedia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806113777
Introduction:
Russell, Don
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Introduction by:
Russell, Don
Introduction:
Russell, Don
Author:
King, Charles
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Oklahoma
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Western Frontier Library Series
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
19640431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 bandw illus.
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.56 in 0.42 lb

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The story of the campaign is vividly told by Charles King, adjutant of General Merritt’s Fifth Cavalry. A fine companion volume to newsman John F. Finerty’s War-Path and Bivouac (Norman, 1961), King’s account presents the soldier’s point of view. It also covers the activities of the fifth Cavalry before joining Crook’s force, including the fight on the War Bonnet, which succeeded in turning a large group of Cheyennes back to the Red Cloud Agency and prevented their joining Sitting Bull. It was on the War Bonnet that King witnessed Buffalo Bill Cody’s famous fight with Yellow Hand, which he recounts in detail.

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