Nebraska Authors

Jack Crawford

AKA: Captain Jack Crawford, John Wallace Crawford

Born 1847-03-04 Carndonagh (IRELAND)

Died 1917-02-27
Woodhaven, NY (USA)

Jack Crawford also known as the "Poet Scout" was an educator, storyteller, author and American adventurer. Crawford was known as a national celebrity during his life. He was a journalist and correspondent for the Omaha Bee newspaper during the Sioux War. A prolific writer, Crawford published seven books of poetry, hundreds of short stories and four plays.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Aurora, NE
Black Hills
Woodhaven, NY

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Play/Screenplay


Poetry; Journalism; Short Stories; Plays; Frontier Life


Captain in Military
Special Agent

Places Worked

Omaha Bee
United States Government Department of Justice


Worked with General George Crook and Buffalo Bill


Broncho Book. 1902.

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