George Crook Quotes & Sayings

17 most famous George Crook quotes and sayings (soldier). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

George Crook Quotes
“The buffalo is all gone, and an Indian can't catch enough jack rabbits to subsist himself and his family, and then, there aren't enough jack rabbits to catch. What are they to do?”
George Crook Quotes
“I at once commenced the ascent through a shower of arrows.”
“We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.”
“It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter, and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest work of my life in this department, I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command.”
“All the tribes tell the same story. They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away; they are left to starve, and there remains but one thing for them to do - fight while they can.”
George Crook Quotes
“The Indian is a human being.”
“It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man.”
George Crook Quotes
“It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly.”
“The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years.”
George Crook Quotes
“First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot.”

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