George Crook

George R. Crook (1830 - 1890)

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Gen. George R. "Grey Wolf" Crook
Born in Montgomery, Ohio, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, USAmap
[children unknown]
Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Oct 2014
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  • Father: Thomas Crook; mother: Elizabeth Matthews
  • Career officer, US Army, playing significant roles in the US Civil War and a variety of Indian campaigns in the West
  • The Apache referred to Gen. Crook as Nantan Lupan, which translates to "Grey Wolf"
  • Gen. Crooks papers are kept in an archive at the University of Oregon in Eugene


  • General Crook has counties in Oregon and Wyoming named in his honor.
  • President Rutherford B. Hayes named his son, George Crook Hayes, after Gen. Crook
  • Crook has been portrayed in movies by Gene Hackman and Peter Coyote.
  • Mentioned briefly in Col. Stephen Clark's Civil War letters: "I have also been recommended by Gen. Smith to the president for promotion to Brevet Colonel for the manner in which the regiment fought, and the captures made by it during the campaign. The recommendation was approved by General Crook and Sheridan, and will probably go through. I write you this so that you may know that the 13th was not idle while others fought."


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