Glenn Springs, Texas ... not so famous as the raid on Columbus, NM, however there was another raid on US soil at this community in the Big Bend region of Texas. May 5, 1916, Villistas ransacked the village, killing several US soldiers, looted the local store (photo) killing one of the store owner's children. The raid was received nationwide press and Pres Wilson mobilized the Texas Nat'l Guard.
The attack on the Warren Wagon Train made news throughout Texas and the nation, resulting in a change of Indian policy. Even though Satanta spoke with eloquence at his trial, he had a big mouth. His bragging about his, Satank's and Big Tree's roles in the massacre resulted in their arrests, convictions, and death sentences.
Another Old West hoax-Katie Elder Big Nose Kate and Doc Holliday...NOT.
Bose Ikard - born a slave in Mississippi. He went to work for Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight as a traildriver in 1866. The story “Lonesome Dove” is based partly on the lives of Goodnight and Loving. In the movie, Deets' character, portrayed by Danny Glover, is based on Bose Ikard. Goodnight once said, “Bose surpassed any man I had in endurance and stamina. His behavior was very good in a fight and he was probably the most devoted man to me that I ever knew.
T Anchor Ranch ... primitive by today’s standards, the T-Anchor Ranch in the Panhandle was founded in 1877 by a brother-in-law of Charles Goodnight. At one time, the 2nd largest ranch in Texas, hosted the largest single cattle drive in history. Sixteen cowboys with a remuda of 125 horses herded 10,652 cattle to Big Lake. When bedded down at night, it was over an area so large that it took over an hour for a horse to circle the herd at a fast trot.
Olive Dixon, widow of Billy Dixon, famed buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, army scout, and Texas panhandle pioneer, ... lived into the 20th Century. She is seen here at the site of Adobe Walls where her husband made his famous single long shot that ended the battle of Adobe Walls. I wonder if the "Comanche elder" beside her may have participated in the battle himself.
Tom Horn spent a good portion of his life legitimately employed both as a lawman and a detective, but in actuality he was one of the most cold-blooded killers of the Old West. In the 1880s, Horn made a name for himself as a scout and tracker, and was responsible for the arrest of many feared criminals. He had a hand in as many as 50 murders.
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Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.
Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought; the term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866. "Buffalo Soldiers" were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.
Who Were the Buffalo Soldiers?
Fort Chadbourne - among the more notable figures who served at the post prior to the Civil War were Lts. James Longstreet and George E. Pickett, each of whom became distinguished Confederate generals during the War of Rebellion. Miles W. Keogh was also posted to Fort Chadbourne during its brief re-occupation in 1867. As captain in the Seventh United States Cavalry, he was destined to fall at the Battle of Little Big Horn some nine years later on June 25, 1876
Jim Perry (1858–1918) was an African American cowboy and top hand, the highest-ranked cowboy on the three million-acre XIT Ranch Texas. Perry established himself as an expert roper, rider, bronc buster, cook, and musician.