The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke, Volume 4 (Hardcover)

July 3, 1880-May 22,1881

By Charles M. Robinson, III

University of North Texas Press, 9781574412635, 592pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/4/2007)
Hardcover (3/17/2003)

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John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries as aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook. This fourth volume (of a projected set of eight) chronicles the political and managerial affairs in Crook's Department of the Platte. A large portion centers on the continuing controversy concerning the forced relocation of the Ponca Indians from their ancient homeland along the Dakota-Nebraska line to a new reservation in the Indian Territory. An equally large portion concerns Bourke's ethnological work under official sanction from the army and the Bureau of Ethnology.
Each volume in the series is extensively annotated and contains a biographical appendix on Indians, civilians, and military personnel named in the volume.

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 was a history instructor at South Texas Community College. He wrote 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 appeared on television documentaries for the Public Broadcasting System and the History Channel.

Praise For The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke, Volume 4: July 3, 1880-May 22,1881

"The University of North Texas Press deserves the thanks of all those interested in the North American Indian wars for undertaking the publication of this invaluable primary source."  --Journal of Military History

— Journal of Military History