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

that, they had best recapture
all the stock and retire
to some point for the night
where they could protect
themselves & animals-- In
accordance with this view, the
Party "gathered" the stock,
consisting of thirty five horses;
two Spanish mules; one pony;
and commenced their home-ward
march arriving safe and
sound at Frio Cañon on
the 13th February-- They captured out of the Camp
four shields, several head-dresses,
one "Marine Glass" and numerous
trinkets.

Between the covers of one of the shields
(to which hung a woman's
scalp, with light hair) was found
the photograph of a beautiful white
woman and the following
certificate--

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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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