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Frank Joseph North
Birth: Mar. 10, 1840
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1885
Columbus
Platte County
Nebraska, USA

Western Figure. Born Frank Joshua North in Ludlowville, New York, at age 16 he moved to Nebraska and worked as a transporter, moving goods between Omaha and Fort Kearny. It was in this capacity that made contact with the Pawnee Indians, became friends, learned their language and was working at the reservation trading post in 1860. In 1864, he was working as an interpreter for a group Pawnee when US Army General Samuel R Curtis had him organize a company Pawnee scouts to help the Army during the Indian War. Appointed the rank of Lieutenant, for the next 13 years lead the scouts in a number of campaigns against the Plains Indians and was mustered out a Major of US Scouts 1877. After the war, he went into partnership with William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody in a cattle ranch at the head of Dismal River in Western Nebraska. He also served with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show as Indian manager in the 1880s. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Mary L. Smith North (1845 - 1883)*
 
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Burial:
Columbus Cemetery
Columbus
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Aug 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7805262
Frank Joseph North
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Frank Joseph North
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Frank Joseph North
Added by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
 
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