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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
ties except to "plant" two more of them. These two
Indians connect General McKinzey's scout with my
accounting for the band we were first in pursuit of.
As the direction they had taken and the time to make
the distance was so perfectly coincident that I know
they were two of the Indians that escaped from Lieutenant
Best on the Las Moras.
There was an Englishman by the name of Kemp,
who had belonged to Company "D" of the Frontier
Battalion, who had gone to Fort Sill and was on the
watch of movements of the good Indians on that Reservation.
Some time had elapsed when a lone Indian
came into Fort Sill. Mr. Kemp found that this Indian
was one of the band we had been after, and secured
his picture, sent it back to the "boys" in camp, saying:
"This is the only one of them that got back".
We will now follow the captive Indian to his end.
Next morning after the fight, Captain Perry ordered
a squad to take him to Austin and turn him over to the
Governor of the state. He was put on a pack mule,
his feet fastened together under the mule, so that he
could not jump off in passing through brushy places
and make his escape. He could ride comfortably.
When he was fastened in that manner, again he looked
like he thought it was "goodbye John" with him.
The guard landed him in Austin safely. Governor
Coke said he was a state's prisoner, but the expense of
keeping him did not belong to any one county and he
sent him to the state prison at Huntsville. He was
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