The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941 Page: 74
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
I learned from the Guide on my arrival at Dry Lake,
that the party of forty Indians as reported to me be-
fore leaving Double Lake, turned out to be a party of
The loss to the Command during the scout was four
men, two of whom died-and two that are still missing,
twenty three Public Horses and two private Horses
and four Pack mules.
Your Obt. Servt.
Signed, Nicholas Nolan
Captain 10 Cavalry
Headquarters Fort Concho Texas
August 25th 1877.
Respectfully forwarded to the Assistant Adjutant
General Department of Texas.
(Signed) R. B. McLaughlen,
Major 10 Cavalry
Official Commanding Post
R. G. Smither
1st Lieiit. & Adjt 10 Cavalry
From Yellow House Spring the Harvey party went eastward
down Yellow House Draw, and when on the site of the present
town of Lubbock, they encountered a party of surveyors, one of
whom was the present Judge O. W. Williams of Fort Stock-
ton.29 Here the buffalo hunters found much of the stolen stock
which they had been seeking; and upon discovering the Indian
trail in the vicinity, they saw that the Indians had quit their
sand hills retreat, were abandoning the Llano Estacado, and
2iThis account is found in Records of the War Department, Military
Posts, Fort Concho, Volume 54, pp. 144-163, in The National Archives,
Washington, D. C. In interpreting this document the following should be
noted: "Muchaque Mountains" refers to the present Mucha Kowa Peak
in Borden County; "Casa Maria" is intended for Casa Amarilla (the
Yellow House); "Jose Anaya" is given as a misunderstanding of the
pronunciation of Jose Tafoya; both spellings of "Quania" and "Quimia"
refer to Quanah Parker; the "10 o'clock" reference on July 26 is probably
an error for 1 o'clock. I am indebted to Major Max G. Oliver, 6th In-
fantry, U. S. Army, for aid and assistance in obtaining the above account.
290. W. Williams, "From Dallas to the Site of Lubbock in 1877," in The
West Texas Historical Association Year Book, XV, pp. 14-16.
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