The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 48
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he met a party of Carancawas (supposed to have been the same that
attacked the canoe) who at first affected friendship but presently
shot him in the back with an arrow. With great difficulty he
effected his escape to the settlement where he resided. The set-
tlers immediately went in quest of the Indians whom they found
and defeated near the mouth of Scull creek (see other accounts).-
In the spring of 1824 Captain Rawson Alley commanded a com-
pany in Buckner's campaign against the Wacoes and Tawacanies.
Abraham and Thomas Alley were members of this company.
Thomas was drowned in the Brazos river on the upward march of
the expedition. "In the summer of 1825" says Mr. Alley "a party
of Wacoes and Tawacanies came to our settlement professing friend-
ship and staying that they were on their way to San Felipe to see
the 'capitan grande' (Austin) but the next night they stole seven-
teen horses and mules. Most of the horses belonged to my brothers
and myself. The mules-a valuable team-belonged to a Mexican
trader who had stopped in the neighborhood. We never recovered
one of these animals.
["]Early in the autumn of 1826 a runner came to us from the
upper settlement on the Colorado with the news that a party of six-
teen Wacoes and Tawacanies had appeared in that neighborhood
professing friendship but who were all afoot and provided with
ropes and bridles. As it was believed they had come down to steal
horses our aid was invoked to attack them before they could con-
summate their object. It was late in the evening when we received
this news, and at nightfall brother Rawson, myself and a few others
set out for the upper settlement-a distance of thirty miles. We
arrived at the spot designated for the rendezvous-some time before
day, where we found Capt. Jas. J. Ross at the head of the party of
the upper settlement. Our whole force was about twentyfive men.
The Indians were encamped not far away on the bank of a creek
in the open Postoak woods and within fifty yards of the cabin of a
Mr. Anderson. Before leaving the place of meeting, the plan of
attack was arranged. My brother in command of a party, was to
get in the rear of the Indians and take a position under the bank
of the creek and await the attack of Capt. Ross's party in front.
["]About the dawn of day my brother's party, to which I be-
longed, gained the position agreed upon. Here we remained in pro-
found silence until Ross's party delivered their fire. The Indians,
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