Murder on the Santa Fe Trail: An International Incident, 1843
Full-length account of the 1843 murder of wealthy merchant Don Antonio Jose Chavez by outlaws on the Santa Fe Trail, a murder which threatened to disrupt the profitable overland trade between the 3 countries of Mexico, Texas, and the United States.
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29 April afterward American Antonio Jose Chavez Archives Arkansas Intelligencer arrest Bent's Fort Chavez brothers Chavez murder Chavis Chihuahua citizens claim Clay County Colonel Warfield Commerce crime Daniel Yoacham David McDaniel Despatches from U.S. Dolores Perea dragoons escort Fe trade Federal Justice Fort Leavenworth frontier Gilpin Governor Manuel Armijo Hobbs Hockley Ibid ican ihai Independence Indian Jackson County John McDaniel Jose's Joseph Brown Josiah Gregg killing later Los Padillas Louis Democrat Manuel Armijo McDaniel gang merchants Mexican Mexico miles Missouri Republican Niles National Register NMSRCA Oklahoma Press Orleans Weekly Picayune Owens Landing Owl Creek party posse Prairies Prefontaine records reported residence Reuben Gentry River Santa Fe Expedition Santa Fe Trail Searcy Secretary September 1843 servants Shaffer Snively Texan Santa Fe Texas Thomas Towson trial U.S. Circuit Court U.S. Consuls Uncle Dick United University of Oklahoma wagon West Weston Westport William Gilpin