Nebraska Authors

Luther H. North

Born 1846-01-01

Died 1935-12-31

North served in the 2nd Nebraska Cavalry from 1862, and was at the battle of White Stone Hills in 1863. He later joined the famed Pawnee Scouts, originally organized and led by his brother, Frank North. Luther North's correspondence, reports and recollections have been collected and edited into several volumes on the history of the Indian wars. He corresponded with George Bird Grinnell and Addison E. Sheldon, among others

The Nebraska State Historical Society has a Luther North collection, and the on-line introduction to the collection includes a biographical sketch of North.

Places Lived

Columbus, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Civil War Era; Indian Wars; Nebraska--History; Pawnee Scouts; Railroads


Man of the Plains : Recollections of Luther North, 1856-1882. 1969.
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. (1928) 1973. by George Bird Grinnell.

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