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The Life and Adventures of Frank Grouard: Chief of Scouts, U.S.A.

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The true story of the one of the most thrilling figures of the Wild West.

Every army needs its scouts. A good scout knows the enemy and the enemyand#8217;s terrain as well as his own, and is resourceful and incisive, cool-headed and courageous. A great scout is irreplaceable. And no greater scout than Frank Grouard has ever served in the US Army. During the Indian Wars in the American West, he was so valuable that General George Crook, considered the greatest of Indian fighters, said he would rather have lost a third of his command than Frank Grouard.

Indeed, few lives rival Grouardand#8217;s for sheer excitement, danger, and achievement. He claimed to have been born on an island in the South Pacific, the son of a Mormon missionary and his Polynesian wifeand#151;although others said he was part Indian. Among his many admirers was the great warrior Chief Sitting Bull, who saved young Grouard from death, gave him the Sioux name Standing Bear, held him semiprisoner, and raised him to be a Sioux warrior. He hunted with the Sioux, learned their language, and became skilled at reading the land for the presence of enemies. But when the chance came to escape, he took it, landing work as a scout for General Crook shortly thereafter.

Grouard once carried urgent dispatches over one hundred miles in less than four hours, an incredible feat on horseback, and was instrumental in setting up negotiations for the final surrender after Wounded Knee. After the wars, he laid out the first all-weather mail route over the Big Horn Mountains, which he accomplished on foot in the dead of winter.

The Life and Adventures of Frank Grouard is the classic firsthand accountand#151;dictated to Joe De Barthe, a young journalistand#151;of one of the greatest men of the era.

About the Author

Joe De Barthe worked as a newspaperman for his entire life. After an apprenticeship in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he moved to Chicago and then to Boston, working on newspapers in both places. He eventually ended up running a number of newspapers in Wyoming. He died in Marion, OH in 1928.

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ISBN:
9781626365537
Subtitle:
Chief of Scouts, U.S.A.
Author:
De Barthe, Joe
Author:
Joe De Barthe
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140218
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 BandW photos
Pages:
684
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Biography » Military
Biography » Native Americans
History and Social Science » Americana » Fame and Infamy
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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