Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 / by Randolph B. Marcy ; assisted by George B. McClellan. Page: 7 of 368
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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Order from headquarters of the army-Failure of former expeditions
in reaching the source of Red river-Causes of failure-Departure
from Washington-Arrival at Fort Belknap-The Little Witchita-Big
Witchita-Departure from Cache creek-Copper ore-Indian
Witchita mountains-Panther killed-Buffalo traces-Singular and
unaccountable rise of water-Buffalo signs-Horse captured-RainsArrival
at Otter creek-Barometer broken-Character of Witchita
mountains-Buffalo killed-High water ---
Witchitas-Discouraging account of the country in advance-Pass
100 of longitude-Leave Otter creek-Berries-Elk creek-Pass
Witchita mountains-Gypsum bluffs-Baffaloes seen-Suydam creekComanche
signs -----. Page 17
Buffalo chase-Sweet Water creek-Comanche camps-Prevailing
winds-Indians seen-Method of encamping-Wonderful powers of the
Delawares-Beaver dams-Kioway creek -
Reach the source of the north branch of Red river-Bottle buriedArrived
upon the Canadian-Departure for Middle Fork-Indian battleground-Prairie-dog
towns-Source of Middle Fork-South ForkPrairie
Arrive at the main South Fork-Panther killed-Bitter waterIntense
thirst-Head spring-Bears abundant-Departure down the
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Marcy, Randolph Barnes. Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 / by Randolph B. Marcy ; assisted by George B. McClellan., book, 1854; Washington, DC. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6105/m1/7/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .