• Title: Paper Medicine Man: John Gregory Bourke and His American West
  • Author: Joseph C. Porter
  • ISBN: 9780806119847
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Paper Medicine Man John Gregory Bourke and His American West One of the most outstanding officers the U S Army ever produced John Gregory Bourke lied about his age to enlist in the Union Army where he won the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action
    One of the most outstanding officers the U.S Army ever produced, John Gregory Bourke 1846 1896 , lied about his age to enlist in the Union Army, where he won the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action at the Battle of Stone River He later served in the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Apache campaigns, making his fame in battle against Geronimo Bourke was an adept and sympatheticOne of the most outstanding officers the U.S Army ever produced, John Gregory Bourke 1846 1896 , lied about his age to enlist in the Union Army, where he won the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action at the Battle of Stone River He later served in the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Apache campaigns, making his fame in battle against Geronimo Bourke was an adept and sympathetic student of Indian cultures, and he wrote several ethnological volumes that are still valuable today, along with a fine memoir, On the Border with Crook Porter, a noted Western historian, does Bourke justice with this thorough, well written biography, which takes in much than one man s life.

    One Reply to “Paper Medicine Man: John Gregory Bourke and His American West”

    1. 2/8/17 - Recently a friend's post reminded me of Crook's relationship with Howard. Will add some quotes to this review.Since I was the "Crook Librarian" for over 33 years, please excuse my admiration for that general, the county's name of respect. Bourke was one of his primary aides. Bourke's book about Crook is one I'd like to read again, as well as this one about Bourke. For getting to know the Gray Fox, as the Apache called him, Paul Magid's two book bio of Crook is my favorite The second vo [...]

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