The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke, Volume 3: June 1, 1878, to June 22, 1880

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574412314
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Diaries of John Gregory Bourke Series
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.54 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction to Volume 3     1
The Life of a General's Aide
Background     15
Nostalgia, a Society Wedding, a Day at the Races, and a Parting     19
The Bannock Uprising     35
Retrospective on the Sioux War and Crazy Horse     53
The Death of Crazy Horse     65
The Developing Frontier     79
Sojourn in the Mountains and a Visit to Denver     97
The Cheyennes and the Poncas
Background     113
Cheyenne Life     117
Hunting the Refugees     144
Misery on the Trail     160
The Ponca Affair     177
Americanizing the Frontier
Background     205
Of Irish Lords and Irish Soldiers     208
"It Is of Such Stuff that Good Commonwealths Are Made"     225
Fort Craig to Camp Grant     249
Back to the Present     276
The White River Ute Uprising
Background     291
Merritt's Ride     294
Camp Under Fire     317
From Field to Staff     338
Staff Duties and Nostalgia
Background     364
Procuring Mules and Mounts     366
Phil Reade and Old Jerry     388
More Horses, More Nostalgia, and Miscellaneous Rambling     400
Persons Mentioned in the Diary     420
Authorities. Personal notes of the Campaigns Conducted by Brig. General George Crook     503
Bibliography     518
Index     529
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