John Gregory Bourke, Victorian Soldier-Scientist: Western Apprenticeship, 1869-1886

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Life and career of John Gregory Bourke, including details of his explorations, and his relationship with American Indian tribes and members of the exploring parties, especially George Crook, and with John Wesley Powell. There are also several references to ethnological publications.


  • Bourke, John Gregory
  • Crook, George
  • Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
  • United States. Army
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology


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Ph.D. dissertation. Porter was a Smithsonian Institution Visiting Research Fellow in 1977. Includes maps and photographs. Includes endnotes and bibliography.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


May 1980


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Ethnology


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