Born in Manhattan, NY, 1840, Frank Joshua North has been an American interpreter, United States Army officer and politician. In 1860 North worked as a clerk and interpreter at the Pawnee Agency trading post in Genoa, Nebraska. Four years later, n 1864, General Samuel R. Curtis asked Frank North to organize a company all made of Pawnee scouts.
In 1865, North made it, commanding a battalion of Pawnee Scouts. He was appointed the rank of First Lieutenant and then Captain. During his command, Captain Frank North fought in the Battle of Crazy Woman’s Fork, Battle of the Powder River and the Battle of Tongue River ( August 1865 in Dakota Territory).