Saturday, October 15, 2016

Crook I.

This is coolbert:

Here with a number of quotations as attributed to the American general officer George Crook.

Thanks to the tip from Professor Al Nofi at Strategy Page!

His name was Crook but he was no Crook! General George Crook.

"General George Crook, considered by many of his contemporaries, and historians alike to be the US Army's most skilled Indian fighter, respected Native Americans as valiant foes who deserved to be treated fairly and humanely in defeat."

To the remarks and quotations:

Poor governance! Crook coming to the same conclusion as Don Alvaro centuries before!

In this particular instance General Crook has the missionary in mind? the missionary concerned with the afterlife while neglecting the temporal here and now!

Wow! I couldn't have said any of it better myself! Crook rather enlightened for his time, even way beyond the normal it can be surmised! With a half-dozen good men in command such as George Crook much of the conflict between the white settler and the American Indian could have resolved in a much more amicable manner? NOT resolved unless good governance was forthcoming. And in most cases it was not!

To be continued.


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