Indian Relations in Texas

Account of Engagement with Comanche Indians,
February 16, 1875

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Account of Engagement with Comanche Indians, February 1875

The "boys" now determined
to enter the brush and capture
or drive the Indians from
their Camp-- Leaving four
men to guard their horses,
four entered the copse and
moved in the direction of
the smoke, which
"so gracefully curled" above the
trees, until they reached the
Camp, which they found
deserted-- They, then began
firing through the thicket
with the hope of discovering
the whereabouts of the Indians
or of driving them from
Cover, but without success--

The day was now "far
Spent" and the men being
worn-out with fatigue and
hunger, (having had no
food for several days) concluded

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Account of Engagement with Comanche Indians, February 16, 1875. Texas Indian Papers Volume 4, #233, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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