Re: Texas vs. Indians and Bureaucrats
I had a plumber that brought his wife to help him work one day.She was short and stout and could do just about anything the men could do.In a nutshell she was a spitfire.. We got to talking about history and it turns out its Quanah Parker's grandaughter.Needless to say I got my picture taken with her and autograph all my books. She had some interesting stories.Every year they have a reunion up near Lawton at Quanah's Star house.The White Parkers and the Indian Parkers..Of course we all know it was later CSA General Ross that nailed her great-grandfather just before the war.
On perhaps a further Civil War note,sometime in the 1870s,i cannot recollect the date,General Sherman came within a hairsbreath of getting rubbed out by the hostiles. Sherman,with a small escort was on an inspection tour of NW Texas army posts. At that time the Kiowa Satank or Santana with his band was lying in ambush on the road and let the Sherman party pass(of course not knowing who it was) waiting for bigger fish to fry.They whiped out a wagon train a few hours later.
I wonder what those Georgian's or South Carolinian's would have thougt of that?