Known as one of the premier Indian fighters of his day, George Crook was nevertheless trusted by Red Cloud and other leaders. Despite being an instrument of white policy during the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s, Crook felt that the cause of the problem was white greed, an insatiable hunger for lands promised by treaty to Native Americans.

But before that, he was an effective and trusted cavalry commander in the American Civil War. That story is here too.

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