The author, John Gregory Bourke (1843-1896), was a Captain in the Cavalry of the United States Army and a prolific diarist and post Civil War author.
He served as an aide to General George Crook in the Apache Wars from 1870 to 1886. As Crook's aide, Bourke had the opportunity to witness every facet of life in the Old West--the battles, wildlife, the internal squabbling among the military, the Indian Agency, settlers, and Native Americans. Bourke kept a diary in sequential journals, documenting his observations in the West. He used these notes as the basis for his later monographs and writings including this book; "An Apache Campaign in the Sierra Madre…..in the Spring of 1883." In it he describes a campaign agains hostile Indians of the dreaded Chiricahua Apache Tribe, most remembered in the public mind in the legends and fame surrounding the Apache Chiefs Geronimo and Cochise. A first hand look at the Indian Wars of the latter part of the 19th Century, written by an active participant.
John Bourke wrote several books about the American Old West, including ethnologies of its indigenous peoples. In a preface by Viennese psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud to one one Bourke's Books. Freud wrote:
"He was recognized in his own time for his ethnological writings on various indigenous peoples of the North American Southwest, particularly Apachean groups."
"An Apache Campaign in the Sierra Madre…..in the Spring of 1883" also contains, the Black & White Full Page illustrations of the original & a short biography of Bourke with a bibliography of his other writings.
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