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An Apache Campaign in the Sierra Madre Paperback – September 1, 1987
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Top Customer Reviews
This "crackling, swift moving narrative" not only offers chronicle of the pursuit of the Apache marauders "across southern Arizona (Territory) and New Mexico to the Sierra Madre in Mexico in 1883", but will offer also historical reading enjoyment to any interested reader opening its pages. The book was written by General George Crook's aide-de-camp, staff officer of 16 years, John Gregory Bourke. Both this book and ON THE BORDER WITH CROOK, also penned by Captain Bourke are to be considered classics of both the frontier and Indian Wars era in the 19th century.
Captain Bourke was very much an empathetic ethnologist, having interest and great understanding of the native Americans of that time, and his writings offer great insight into the Chiricahua Apaches and others caught up in this conflict of U.S. Army cavalry and the various Apache tribes.
The towns, landscapes, people, and activities of this 1883 campaign are all written about in these pages by one who observed them first-hand. No better factual reading exits of this time, especially coming as it does from a primary source, one who both viewed and lived it. Several histories on this campaign exist but Captain Bourke's is second to none.
Made it seem that success of the campaign was actually accomplished by the Apache Scouts and not so much by the American soldiers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great writer. He was on General Crooks staff, had first hand knowledge of the various campaigns of General Crook. You really get a taste of the hardship of the Indian campaigns.Published 4 months ago by J.Moller
Believably factual. Contrite and brief. Would not consider this a novel but an excerpt from a larger volume of work.Published 15 months ago by Rico DiMattia
This is really more of a booklet than a book, and covers one of Crook's campaigns into Mexico seeking renegade Apaches. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Howard A. Roach
This is a very good book for those interested in the period. It is obviously written by an educated individual. I strongly recommend it.Published 22 months ago by Raymond Deleal