General George Crook


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General George Crook (b. September 8, 1828, in Ohio; d. March 21, 1890) graduated from West Point in 1852 and served as second lieutenant in the 4th Infantry in California. He fought in the Civil War with the 36th Ohio Infantry. He was married to Mary Dailey; they had no children. In 1872 he was assigned the Arizona command to quell the Apache disturbances and went on to have a reputation of Indian fighter. He was also responsible for putting processes in place to make the tribes self-sufficient.


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