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14. Crazy Horse

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Chapter 14

Crazy Horse

May 4th. 1877. Spotted Tail is still with us.

He has been installed as an honorary member of our mess. He conducts himself quietly and with perfect propriety at the table, calling for the different dishes in his own language, but understanding most of what we say to him in English: when he said—“Ahúyapé” we have learned that he means “bread”; Wosanría, Butter; Chahumpiská=White sugar; Wáka-máza, corn; Tollo, Beef; Pazuta-sapa, Coffee;

Wit-ka, eggs; Minnie-quia, Salt; Wassúnâ, Butter; Bellô, potatoes; and so on, and we have even got so proficient that we tackle boldly such words as, Ya-ma-nu-mi-ni-Pawpi=pepper; and Muncatchámuncapa=mushrooms.

Spotted Tail has one action at table, I can hardly call admirable; whenever a piece of meat which he doesn’t like, is put upon his plate, he puts it back on the main dish and waits quietly to be served with another.

Major T. T. Thornburgh, Paymaster and his clerk, Mr. Clark, arrived last night May 3d. As the morning was very pleasant, I thought I should improve it by riding over to the camp of Sharp Nose and Friday, the

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Index and “Great Father” after page

301), 7, 140, 140 n9, 165–66 n8, 301, 425, 494–95.

Gauliaur, Mr., 67, 72, 78, 83, 84,

93, 94

Gault, J., 259, 458

Gayton, Samuel (Ponca), 226

Gentry, William Thomas, 398,


George IV, 476

Geronimo War, 447, 452, 473

Gerster, Etelka, 277, 278 n10

Gettysburg, Battle of, 106, 475,


Gibbs, George, 302, 302 n13, 311

Gibbs, Mrs, 275, 294

Gil, Mr., 17

Gileño Apache Indians, 369

Gilmore, Alexander, 125–27, 458

Glassford, Lieutenant, 352

Glorieta, Battle of, 392, 392 n9.

Goddard (Boston Indian Citizenship Committee), 274

Goddard, Vinton Augustus, 293,.

293 n3, 458

Gold (Santa Fe merchant), 372

Goldman, Henry Joseph, 142, 458

Goodwin, Millard Fillmore, 33,

352, 358, 403, 458

Goodwin, William Percey, 458

Gorre, Michel (see Hard Walker)

Gould, Jay, 40, 343, 344, 494

Graham (storekeeper at Zuni),

412, 415, 416 fn, 420, 422–23,

428–29, 439

Grant, Frederick Dent, 315,


Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 160, 182 n4, 458–59, 502, 503

Grattan massacre, 507

Gray, Dr. (missionary to Poncas),

227, 228


Gray, Miss (Santee Agency

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20. Among the Zunis

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Chapter 20

Among the Zunis


ay 11th 1881. Recd. a very pleasant personal letter from

Lieut. General Sheridan, in reference to the prosecution of my work under his orders. Bade adieu to Genl. Crook,

Roberts, Williams, Ludington, Col. & Cap’t. Stanton, Col. Burnham,

Genl. King, the Bachelor’s Mess. (Foote, Palmer, Lee’s, Hay.) and started for Santa Fé. Passing through town saw several of my best friends and on the train met numerous pleasant acquaintances whose society as far as Cheyenne served to make time fly with rapidity. These were Mr. Vining of the Union Pacific, S. S. Stevens of the Rock Island, Lt. Reynolds, 3rd Cavy., Mr. Rustin of the Omaha

Smelting Works and his young son, Mr. Barklow of Omaha, Drs. Coffman and Mercer and Mr. Congdon, of the U.P.R.R. and his son.1 The last four were proceeding hurriedly to North Platte to attend to Mr.

Congdon’s nephew, who has met with a serious accident, involving a strangulated hernia which they feared might end fatally. Lt. Reynolds was returning to Regimental Hd. Qrs. Fort Russell, Wyo., from the wedding of Cap’t. [Charles A. H.] McCauley, A.Q.M. Besides the above we had in our two sleepers the Raymond Theatrical Company,

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Introduction: John Gregory Bourke: The Man and His Work

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John Gregory Bourke:

The Man and His Work


ohn Gregory Bourke was one of the most prolific and influential authors to write about the nineteenth century

American West. An officer of the 3rd Cavalry, he is most famous as Brig. Gen. George Crook’s aide-de-camp for fourteen years, serving in every major campaign in Arizona and on the Northern

Plains. His memoir, On the Border With Crook, written over a century ago and often reprinted, is one of the great military classics of the Indian Wars, and established Bourke’s reputation as “Crook’s


Yet Bourke was more than simply a writer of military memoirs.

His long service on the frontier led to an interest in Indian life, and he became a devoted scholar of their beliefs, customs, and traditions.

His interest and his constant note-taking prompted the Apaches to call him naltsus-bichidin, or “Paper Medicine Man.”2 Ultimately, he became a respected ethnologist, and it is a tribute to his work that some of his Indian studies, such as Apache Medicine-Men, remain standard works. Even On the Border With Crook, and An

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Appendix 11 • Names of hostile chiefs in the Apache Campaign

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