Indian Relations in Texas

Reading Wood Black to James W. Throckmorton,
January 6, 1867

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Reading Black to James W. Throckmorton, January 1867

One girl and three boys, he saw two of
them. the Indians offered him either one of them
for $100.00

I have written to Gov. Viesca asking
him to insist on the delivery of the
captives before they make peace with
them. There has come in to Moreles (about
4 miles from here) in the last few days some
8 or 10 families of Lipans with onely one man
and now are living there. The Kickapoos are
doing a good deal of mischief in stealing horses
from these towns, and the Mexicans are getting
very tired of them.

I am satisfied if I had the authority
from the U.S. Govt. to treat with these different
tribes I could not onely succede in inducing
the Kickapoos to return to Missouri but
most probably take these fragment of other
tribes with them. threby rid the entire
southern Texas frontier of Indian depredations
After the removal of these small bands and
the reestablishing of the Military posts on
the El Paso road it will be very easy
to prevent any Indians living south of

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Reading Wood Black to James W. Throckmorton, January 6, 1867. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 4, #96A, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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