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Page 183 - In reference to the peonage system, the General says : "The number of Indians, men, women and children, who have been captured or bought from the Utes, and who live in the families of the Territory, may be safely set down as at least three thousand. So far as my observation has gone, the Mexicans treat them with great kindness. After a while they became conversant with the language, became attached to the families they live in, and very seldom care to run away. If they should attempt to run away,...
Page 238 - There is only one way to wage war against the Apaches. A steady, persistent campaign must be made, following them to their haunts — hunting them to the " fastnesses of the mountains." They must be surrounded, starved into coming in, surprised or inveigled — by white flags, or any other method, human or divine — and then put to death. If these ideas shock any weak-r5inded individual who thinks himself a philanthropist, I can only say that I pity without respecting his mistaken sympathy.
Page 246 - Woolsey and his party determined to make a conspicuous mark of the dead chief, from which marauding Indians might take warning. They dragged the body to the nearest mesquite tree and hung it up by the neck, leaving the feet to dangle about a yard from the ground." The Indians fled upon the death of the chief, and being superstitious, never approached the place as long as the body was dangling from the tree. About this time the California Column, commanded by General Carleton, arrived in the Territory,...
Page 46 - Indians came down on bis ranch during his absence, drove off his stock, and kidnapped the boy, who afterwards became known as Micky Free, and who was at that time, about seven or eight years old. Ward complained to the officer commanding at Fort Buchanan and asked that the military assist him. in recovering his 'property and the captured boy. Lieutenant Bascom, a West Pointer, was sent in command of twelve men, under Sergeant Reuben F. Barnard, with orders to proceed to Apache Pass in the Chiricahua...
Page 81 - I put to myself while travelling, and which I thought might be answered affirmatively. Great was my surprise, however, when, instead of finding as I expected, barren mountains as at Washoe and Mono, I gazed on beautiful landscapes, and a country covered with trees of different kinds, with fertile lands perfectly watered. True it is that the nearest neighbors, the Apaches, are far from being even equal to the Patagonians ; but this, it seemed to me, could not be a reason for giving to such a beautiful...
Page 117 - Union force was their charging in among them. Lieutenant Barrett and two men were killed and three men wounded. These were the first California volunteers killed or wounded during the war. The Rebel loss was two men wounded and three prisoners. The graves of the Union lieutenant and his men may now be seen within 20 feet of the Southern Pacific Railroad as it goes through Picacho Pass.
Page 169 - One of the first exciting difficulties in the Territory arose from the capture of Mrs. White, a very beautiful woman, and her little daughter, by the Jicarilla Apaches. I was appointed to investigate it. I found that at Las Vegas the troops had, without any sufficient cause or provocation, fired upon the Indians, and they in revenge joined with some Utes and attacked the next train coming from the States, killing Mr. White and others, and capturing his wife and child; and also the stage, with ten...
Page 83 - The galena of the principal vein contains a small quantity of copper and arsenic. It seemed to me that I detected appearances of zinc, but I had no means to ascertain the fact. An assay of the different ores has given results varying from $80 to $706 in silver per ton, and up to sixty-two per cent, of lead.

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