Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 / by Randolph B. Marcy ; assisted by George B. McClellan. Page: 8 of 368
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viii TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Antelope and deer-Witchita mountains in sight-Reach Buffalo
creel--Valley of Otter creek-Salubrity of climate-Deer-bleatHorseflies-Scurvy-Witchita
mountains-Pass through the mountains-Buffalo
Old Indian villages-Beautiful scenery-Trap formation-Lost
mule-Beaver creek-Prairie guides-Rush creek-Witchita and Waco
villag,es-Mexican prisoners-Talk with the Indians-Cross TimbersKickapoos-Strike
wagon track-Arrival at Fort Arbuckle. Page 72
Prominent features of the Red river-Chain of lakes-Cross Timbers-Arable
lands-Establishment of a military post upon Red river
recommended-Route of Comanches and Kioways in passing to Mexico-Wagon
route from Fort Belknap to Santa Fe--Navigation of Red
river-Erroneous opinions in regard to Red river-Extensive gypsum
range-El Llano Estacado -----
Indians of the country-Habits of Comanches and Kioways--Similarity
between them and the Arabs and Tartars-Predatory excursions
into Mexico-War implements-Incredulity regarding the customs of
the whites-Method of saluting strangers-Degraded condition of the
women-Aversion to ardent spirits-Prairie Indians contrasted with the
Indians of Eastern States-Buffaloes-Probable condition of Indians
on the extermination of the buffaloes-Pernicious influence of tradersSuperstitions
of the natives ----
Pacific railway-Impracticability of crossing the "Llano Estacado"Route
from Fort Smith to Santa Fe-Return route from Dona AnaIts
connexions with the Mississippi and Pacifi
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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/m1/8/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .