Kraft, Louis

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Louis Kraft is an independent writer of fiction and non-fiction about the Old West. He was born in 1947 in New York and has made his home in Southern California. He graduated as a theater major in 1969 from California State University, Northridge. After many years acting he turned his interest to writing. He has written extensively on George Armstrong Custer, Indian Agent Edward C. Wynkoop, Cheyennes, Apaches, and Geronimo. His works include The Final Showdown (fiction), Gatewood and Geronimo, Custer and the Cheyenne, Custer and His Times, and a two-act play "An Evening with Ned Wynkoop," and Lt. Charles Gatewood and His Apache Wars Memoir." He is a member of the Western History Association and Western Writers of America. He has also written numerous articles on baseball.

From the guide to the Louis Kraft Collection, 1982 - (open end), (New Mexico History Museum, Fray Angelico Chavez History Library.)

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referencedIn National Jewish Welfare Board, Records, undated, 1889-1995 (bulk 1917-1990) American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records, 1940-1969, undated, 1940-1969 (bulk 1943-1946) American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Louis Kraft Collection, 1982 - (open end) Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum.
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associatedWith Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876 person
associatedWith de Havilland, Olivia, b. 1916 person
associatedWith Flynn, Errol Leslie Thompson, 1909-1959 person
associatedWith Geronimo, 1829-1909 person
associatedWith National Jewish Welfare Board corporateBody
associatedWith National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records corporateBody
associatedWith Wynkoop, Edward Wanshear, 1836-1891 person
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Apache Indians




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