Rudolph Fischer (1852 - 1941) was a White captive of the Comanche tribe for decades. Abducted at age 13 by a Comanche war party near Fredericksburg,Texas he was adopted into the Comanche tribe. Like some others caught in this situation, Rudolph accepted the Indian lifestyle so completely that he refused to leave it when given the chance. He took two Comanche wives and went with the tribe to its new slice of Oklahoma, where "he was fruitful and multiplied."
Anton Schmid (January 9, 1900 – April 13, 1942) was a German sergeant (feldwebel) who, during World War II in Vilnius, Lithuania, was executed by his superiors for helping 250 Jewish men, women, and children escape from extermination by the Nazi SS during the European Jewish Holocaust.
Simone Arnold-Leibster. When her parents were put into concentration camps for refusing to 'Heil Hitler', at the age of 11 she was arrested by juvenile authorities and put into a Nazi penitentiary home. For two years she was forbidden to talk and was forced to do hard labor. At the end of the war, she was reunited with her parents, rebuilt her life and went on to devote her life to teaching others the value of 'loving your enemies and praying for those persecuting you'.
“The world must know what happened, and never forget.” At the end of the Second World War, General Ike Eisenhower made the decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he possible could. His reason? He felt compelled to document the camps, their appalling conditions and the brave souls who survived it. He anticipated a time when the Nazi atrocities might be downplayed or even denied, and as such ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated
Cynthia Ann Parker was captured by Comanches at age 9. She was adopted by the Comanche and lived with them for 24 years, completely forgetting her white ways. She married chief Peta Nocona and had three children with him, including the last free Comanche chief Quanah Parker. She was "rescued" at age 34, by the Texas Rangers. She spent the remaining 10 years of her life refusing to adjust to life in white society.
TIPIS of the Comanche. Comanche Indian Attacks In Central Texas History Were Insidious In 1858 | Unfortunately many of them were perpetrated by greedy white men posing at Indians. The Indian was an easy scapegoat for any problem the settlers where having.
Frank Boardman "Pistol Pete" Eaton (October 26, 1860 – April 8, 1958) was an American author, cowboy, scout, Indian fighter, and Deputy U. S. Marshal for Judge Isaac C. Parker. He was also known to throw a coin in the air, draw and shoot it before it hit the ground.
John Jarrette Member of William Clarke Quantrill’s Guerrillas He Rode with Quantrill during the raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863, and with Bloody Bill Anderson during the massacre at Centralia, Missouri 1864. After the war, Jarrette joined the Jesse James gang, and was a suspect in the robbery of the bank in Kentucky in 1868. In the photo he wears a captured Union waistbelt plate in the photo. via http://thecivilwarparlor.tumblr.com
George Armstrong Custer poses with his Indian scouts during the Black Hills expedition of 1874. The man pointing to the map was named "Bloody Knife," a member of the Cree tribe. Photograph by William Illingworth. (Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument )
RUDOLPH FISCHER (1852 - 1941) was a White captive of the Comanche tribe for decades. Abducted at age 13 by a Comanche war party near Fredericksburg, he was adopted into the Comanche tribe. Like some others caught in this situation, Rudolph accepted the Indian lifestyle so completely that he refused to leave it when given the chance. He took two Comanche wives and went with the tribe to its new reservation in Oklahoma, where "he was fruitful and multiplied."
Pompey Factor ... only known photo of this courageous, Seminole-Negro, U.S. army scout. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery exhibited in a skirmish in which his troop was surrounded by Comanche Indians. Factor and two others stayed behind, fighting off the attackers long enough for all to barely escape certain death. Despite this honor, after two years Factor left the Scouts and returned to Mexico, dissatisfied with the treatment of the Scouts by whites in south Texas.
RANGERS: Early Texas Rangers Perhaps the most storied lawmen of the West were the Texas Rangers. Comanches, not outlaws, were the principle adversaries of the Rangers in the years immediately following the Civil War. Photos of Texas Rangers taken prior to 1870 are rare. This one of James Thomas Bird (left) and John J. Haynes was taken in 1868 and shows the young Indian fighters outfitted more like Civil War guerrillas than the later Texas cowboys.
R.I.P. Ford ... Got his nickname 'RIP' from abbreviating 'Rest in Peace' when signing death certificates in battles against Mexican troops on the U.S./Mexican border. A Physician, Texas Ranger, Indian Fighter, Newspaper owner, Officer in the U.S.-Mexico War, and Confederate Colonel. He led troops in Texas that fought the last battle in the Civil War, more than a month after Lee had surrendered at Appomattox.