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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY.
The Staked Plains Fight
In August, 1875, a band of Indians came down
into Kimble, Mason and Menard counties, entering
Kimble County first, then east into Mason, and out
north through Menard County. Near the line of
Ximble and Mason Counties stood a little flat-topped
mountain, overlooking the Kimble and Mason road.
Those Indians had two prisoners with them, one was
a white boy named Fisher, whom they had captured
in Mason County when he was quite young, and the
Other one was a Mexican boy that they had captured
in Uvalde County. Both had grown up to be nearly
The Indians left these two boys, on top of the little
lountain to spy out on the road for any passers, or
pursuers, while they diverged south, into Major Seth
Mabry's pasture, to collect horses. While those boys
Were on top of the mountain, at their post, C. C. Smith
and another cattleman came along the road. The
White boy, Fisher, proposed to the Mexican, that they
go down and kill them, but the Mexican wouldn't agree
to it. Why I knew all this will be explained later, by
mY capturing the Mexican, and getting his own story
in broken Spanish, his having almost lost his mother
tongue from long Indian captivity.
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Roberts, Dan W. Rangers and sovereignty, book, 1914; San Antonio, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5833/m1/64/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .