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By D. N. Mackenzie

ISBN-10: 0197135595

ISBN-13: 9780197135594

First released in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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He extended credit liberally, and on occasion he provided new outfits, including wagons and equipment, to men who had lost their supplies, most often by damage through accidents or on occasion by Indian raiders. 16        For buyers like West, the business was not always easy. Poorly skinned or damaged hides, including ones with bullet holes in them, held little value, but sometimes the hunters attempted to slip one past the buyers. 17 The business was always in flux. In , for example, Rath’s partner at Griffin, Frank E.

After leaving their reservations in early February , the warriors, who had women and children with them, struck over a wide area in West Texas, destroying camp equipment, stealing horses and mules, and killing the hated bison hunters. Many of the Comanches established a small village in Yellow House Canyon just below its junction with Thompson’s Canyon (Blackwater Draw) in modern Lubbock. They attacked Billy Devins’s camp first, but he and his skinners escaped. 19 As word of these and other attacks spread, the bison hunters headed for Rath City.

Others determined to chase down the Comanche raiding party, secure their horses, and punish the thieves. The latter group organized what became known as the Forlorn Hope         expedition. They got horses and pack mules from area ranchers, received supplies from Harvey West at Rath’s Store, and made plans: take wagons to a base camp and then pack the “supplies and roam the Staked Plains until [they] found” the Comanches. They hoped to get their horses back and planned to fight the Indians, if that was necessary.

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