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North, Frank J. (Frank Joshua), 1840-1885



  • Existence: 1840-03-10 - 1885-03-15


Frank Joshua North, was an American interpreter, United States Army officer and politician. He is most well known for organizing and leading the Pawnee Scouts from 1865 to 1877.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Bruce papers, 1863-1950

Identifier: 1978-001
Scope and Contents Consists of the source materials collected by Robert Bruce while researching his book, The Fighting Norths and Pawnee Scouts: Narratives and Reminiscences of Military Service on the Old Frontier. (Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, [1932]. Materials dating from before 1900 are comprised of photographs or photostats of original materials obtained by Bruce during the course of his research. Included are original and photostat copies of correspondence between Bruce and...
Dates: 1863 - 1950

Two Great Scouts and their Pawnee Battalion Manuscript, approximately 1928

Identifier: E83.866 .N86 1925 Ovrsz-.N86 1925 Ovrsz
Scope and Contents

Typescript draft with handwritten revisions and corrections of "Two great scouts and their Pawnee battalion; the experiences of Frank J. North and Luther H. North, pioneers in the great West, 1856-1882, and their defence of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad."

Dates: approximately 1928

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Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1876. 1
Dull Knife Battle, Wyo., 1876. 1
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895. 1
Indians of North America -- Wars -- West (U.S.). 1
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1864. 1