HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Paper Medicine Man: John Gregory Bourke and…
Loading...

Paper Medicine Man: John Gregory Bourke and His American West

by Joseph C. Porter

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
23None693,960 (3)None
John Gregory Bourke was a U.S. Army officer who became an ethnologist, military historian, and prolific writer on the American West. Bourke spent most of his military service in the post-Civil War West. After graduating from West Point, he fought in last-stand battles with the Sioux, Northern Cheyennes, and Apaches. He was in General George Crook's command, pursuing the fugitive Chiricahua Apaches into the rugged Sierra Madre. Bourke's contacts with Indians brought a growing interest in their lifeways and ceremonies. Ranging from Texas and Mexico north through Hopi and Zuni lands to Montana, Idaho, and the Rockies, Bourke observed and made extensive field notes. The Apaches began calling him "Paper Medicine Man." To the Sioux he was "Ink Man." Bourke began publishing his observations and quickly developed a reputation as an accurate reporter of American Indian customs and rituals, earning praise from John Wesley Powell, Theodore Roosevelt, Francis Parkman, and Sigmund   Freud. Bourke also wrote firsthand military history, chronicling Crook's exploits in the classic On the Border with Crook, which established him as one of the first historians of the Indian Wars. Based on prodigious research and drawing on Bourke's voluminous diary, Paper Medicine Man is an adventure in itself.… (more)

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,752,511 books! | Top bar: Always visible