General George Crook


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Unknown Heyn Photographers, Omaha, Nebraska mil159pd (modified).jpg MIL-159 B&W 1650.0159.0004 mil159pd Photo Card Print 5x7 Historic Photographs 1880s Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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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.

NOTE:  The original image is located in the Archives' safe, due to a signature on back of the photo by General George Crook.

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