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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
smell blood and left there, like a covey of quail. There
was one Indian riding ahead of them, about a half a
mile, who had not seen, or heard any of this, and when
they got to him, he rallied them and they made another
stand, and fought like demons for a few minutes.
We were wounding some of their horses, as well as
warriors, and to lose a horse, right then was "goodbye
John" to the rider. One Indian's horse was shot from
under him, and he had caught the same bullet through
the ankle, but didn't break the bone, and he jumped up
behind the young man Fisher, on a big stallion that belonged
to John Bright, and just then, they began to
"hit the breeze" in different directions.
The commander of the Indians, was old Magooshe,
a Lipan, and now on the Mescalero Reservation, and
claims to be an Apache. Magooshe broke to the left,
with six men, and I put in after him, with three men,
and I must tell you who those brave men were. They
were "Jim" Hawkins, Paul Durham, and "Nick"
Donley. Donley was an Irishman, and loved peace,
but a fight, with him, was a mere incident. The other
Indians broke into different squads, and n(y men after
them. We pursued Magooshe and his party, at full
speed, for three or four miles, when we saw one of their
horses weakening, and gradually falling back, and we
had fired several times at the rider. All of a sudden,
the rider jerked up his horse, wheeled him about, and
came back to meet us, and yelling in broken Spanish
that he was a friend. I told the men not to shoot him.
Here’s what’s next.
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