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SummaryGeorge Crook (born as George R. Crook in Taylorsville, Ohio, died in Chicago, Illinois), he is also known as Nantan Lupan "Grey Wolf", was a famous Soldier from USA, who lived between September 8, 1828 and March 21, 1890. He became 61 years old.
BiographyGeneral George Crook was one of the most effective American officers during the Indian wars that enabled white settlers to seize the mining areas of the western United States during the second half of nineteenth century to mine gold and silver.
Born in 1828 into a farming family in Ohio, George Crook graduated from the Military Academy at West Point in 18521. He made the first of his career in California and Oregon, where he was noted in the Indian wars, with his classmate Philip Henry Sheridan.
Early in the Civil War, in 1861, his experience of the hunt for Native American, he served in guerilla actions in West Virginia, during the second battle of Bull Run (Manassas for the South) and the Battle Chickamauga. Crook also commanded during the Civil War a regiment of volunteers in Ohio, as colonel2.
After the war, Crook restarts on the Pacific coast carrying a two-year campaign against the Paiute Indian. Its success led President Ulysses S. Grant to put him in charge of the Arizona Territory. In 1871, he won against the Apaches through the use of Indian scouts and his willingness to talks rather than armed conflict.
In 1875, Crook was transferred to the Northern Plains where he had the very difficult task to prevent the hordes of gold seekers from entering the Black Hills, the "Black Hills", sacred mountains to the Lakota Sioux, in violation the Treaty of Fort Laramie, signed in 1868. Then, his mission was rather to move the Lakota Indians on reserves, to allow miners to enter the Black Hills.
In 1876 he took part in a coordinated attack to transfer the people of Sioux Sitting Bull reserves. He finds himself forced to abandon General Custer at the death, during the famous Battle of Little Big Horn.
In 1882, Crook was again in Arizona, where the Apaches fled their reservation and resumed guerrilla warfare under the leadership of Geronimo. After four years, he managed to force him to surrender.
Finally, in 1886, Crook was relieved of his command, assigned to General Nelson A. Miles, which ended the long war against the Apaches.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by George.
Related authors: Geronimo, Nelson A. Miles, Ulysses S. Grant, Sitting Bull
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Crook
Famous quotes by George Crook (17)
"We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past"
"First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot"
"When I jerked it out the head remained in my leg, where it remains still. There were a couple of inches of blood on the shaft of the arrow when I pulled it out"
"The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years"
"It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly"
"It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man"
"The great mistake these people make is that they go to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians before securing their physical"
"The buffalo is all gone, and an Indian can't catch enough jack rabbits to subsist himself and his family, and then, there aren't enough jack rabbits to catch. What are they to do?"
"It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter, and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest work of my life in this department, I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command"
"But we must not try to drive the Indians too fast in effecting these changes"
"If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government"
"During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon, but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had gotten to the supposed location of the village"
"All the tribes tell the same story. They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away; they are left to starve, and there remains but one thing for them to do - fight while they can"
"Give these Indians little farms, survey them, let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses, cows, sheep, things that they can call their own, and it will do away with tribal Indians"
"When once an Indian sees that his food is secure, he does not care what the chief or any one else says"