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RANCHO BUENA VISTA
"Here come the Indians chasing horses!"
"They are coming here!"
"No, they are going to cross the creek south!"
'"There are Marcos and the goats!"
"Now the Indians see Marcosl"
"He is stopping them He is talking with them They are
"Marcos is coming this way l"
"One of the Indians is aiming an arrow at himl"
"He's hitl The Indians are running on away down the creek
after the horses! I think Marcos is dead l"
And he was. That visit was the last that the Indians made
to Buena Vista Ranch.
Although the Indians did have firearms at this time, they
used arrows on many occasions. They had used both pistols and
arrows in the encounter with Don Justo and Don Florencio
earlier in the day, but, on passing by the ranch, they killed
Marcos with an arrow. They saw no need of wasting their
Three miles south of Buena Vista Ranch was the ranch of
Antonia Hinojosa, la cautiva. She was a romantic figure in the
region, a former captive of the Indians. As a young woman she
had lived in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. She had married
young and had an infant son.
One day she went down to a creek near her hut to wash
clothes and took her infant along. While she was there, a band
of roving Indians from across the border came upon her and her
child. They captured her, and, cutting the ears off her son, left
him lying on the creek bank. She never saw him again.
For a number of years she lived among the Indians, at
length becoming the wife of one of them. By him she had a
daughter, Lola. But she longed to escape. In a battle between
tribes she was taken by the enemy and separated from her
daughter. The Indian man grieved for her and told Lola the
Spanish name of her mother and urged her to seek her if any-
thing ever happened to him. Then it happened that Lola's Indian
father was killed in a personal fight with another brave. In some
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Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964. Texian Stomping Grounds, book, 1941; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67663/m1/73/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.