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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
we were safe for "grub", all the frontiersmen made
the Rangers as welcome as the "Flowers in May",
besides we were getting back to our backing, by the
great state of Texas. A few days after we got to camp,
Major Jones arrived there. We turned the MIexican
over to him, and as we had not heard of his people
directly, the Major thought he would keep the Mexican
with him, until we could locate his people. The newspapers
had given publicity to our having him, and
his people came from Uvalde County, and got him.
Now, to account for Fisher. Nearly a year after
this, Fisher was found, at Fort Sill, with the Indians,
and parties negotiated for him, or rather, his liberty,
and sent him back to his people, in Mason County,
Texas. Think of it. To buy one of our captive people,
from a savage tribe who were seeking shelter, under
I saw Fisher after he came back, and had a talk
with him. He told me that he was back on the identical
ground, where the horse was shot from under him,
and could tell me of the incidents that occurred in
that fight, that I had forgotten. He told me that when
the men were hunting for him in the grass, that they
had ridden very close to him, but he was "hugging
~he ground." I asked him why he didn't show himself,
and he said he thought they would kill him. Fisher
visits the same old squad of Indians occasionally, on
the Mescalero Reservation.
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Roberts, Dan W. Rangers and sovereignty, book, 1914; San Antonio, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5833/m1/72/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .