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The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke / Edited and Annotated by Charles M. Robinson III

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John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries beginning as a young cavalry lieutenant in Arizona in 1872, and ending the evening before his death in 1896. As aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook, he had an insider's view of the early Apache campaigns, the Great Sioux War, the Cheyenne Outbreak, and the Geronimo War. Bourke's writings reveal much about military life on the western frontier, but he also was a noted ethnologist, writing extensive descriptions of American Indian civilization and illustrating his diaries with sketches and photographs.

Previously, researchers could consult only a small part of Bourkes diary material in various publications, or else take a research trip to the archive and microfilm housed at West Point. Now, for the first time, the 124 manuscript volumes of the Bourke diaries are being compiled, edited, and annotated by Charles M. Robinson III, in a planned set of six books easily accessible to the modern researcher.

Volume 1 begins with Bourkes years as aide-de-camp to General Crook during the Apache campaigns and in dealings with Cochise. Bourkes ethnographic notes on the Apaches continued with further observations on the Hopis in 1874. The next year he turned his pen on the Sioux and Cheyenne during the 1875 Black Hills Expedition, writing some of his most jingoistic comments in favor of Manifest Destiny. This volume culminates with the momentous events of the Great Sioux War and vivid descriptions of the Powder River fight and the Battle of the Rosebud.

Extensively annotated and with a biographical appendix on Indians, civilians, and military personnel named in the diaries, this book will appeal to western and military historians, students of American Indian life and culture, and to anyone interested in the development of the American West.

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The first book in a series on the journals of a significant western military history officer, aide-de-camp to General George Crook and witness to battles of the Great Sioux War. Volume 1 begins during the Apache campaigns and in dealings with Cochise. Bourkes ethnographic notes on the Apaches continued with further observations on the Hopis in 1874. The next year he turned his pen on the Sioux and Cheyenne during the 1875 Black Hills Expedition, writing some of his most jingoistic comments in favor of Manifest Destiny. This volume culminates with the momentous events of the Great Sioux War and vivid descriptions of the Powder River fight and the Battle of the Rosebud.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-497) and index.

About the Author

Charles M. Robinson III received his bachelor's degree from St. Edward's University and master's from the University of Texas-Pan American, and is a history instructor at South Texas Community College. He has written more than twelve books, including Bad Hand: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie (T.R. Fehrenbach Award) and The Court Martial of Lieutenant Henry Flipper (Spur Award finalist). Robinson has appeared on television documentaries for the Public Broadcasting System and the History Channel.

Table of Contents

v. 1. November 20, 1872-July 28, 1876.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574411614
Editor:
Robinson, Charles M.
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Editor:
Robinson, Charles M.
Editor:
Robinson, Charles M., III
Author:
Robinson, Charles M.
Author:
Poirier, Charles C.
Author:
Bourke, John Gregory
Location:
Denton, Tex.
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895.
Subject:
Soldiers -- West (U.S.).
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Diaries of John Gregory Bourke
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b&w photos. 2 maps. Notes.
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.85 lb

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The first book in a series on the journals of a significant western military history officer, aide-de-camp to General George Crook and witness to battles of the Great Sioux War. Volume 1 begins during the Apache campaigns and in dealings with Cochise. Bourkes ethnographic notes on the Apaches continued with further observations on the Hopis in 1874. The next year he turned his pen on the Sioux and Cheyenne during the 1875 Black Hills Expedition, writing some of his most jingoistic comments in favor of Manifest Destiny. This volume culminates with the momentous events of the Great Sioux War and vivid descriptions of the Powder River fight and the Battle of the Rosebud.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-497) and index.
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