Week 36: September

Week 36: September 3rd thru 9th

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9/3 of…1779

Governor Juan Bautista de Anza+2 commenced marching his troops at 7:00 a.m., whereupon some Comanche warriors appeared, promptly joined by others. As the military progressed toward the Comanches, two flanking columns held wooded areas to the left and right of their four main columns (two forward and two back). The Comanche force of more than forty advanced to almost within gunshot and fired their own muskets (captured but a few days before). Cuerno Verde+2, in his green-horned headdress, appeared riding proudly on his spirited horse.
To divide Cuerno Verde from the others, Anza withdrew as though in retreat. The Comanches began to pursue the troops, but Cuerno Verde understood the trap and sent his men back to safety. Then Anza used the columns in the woods to cut off Cuerno Verde and his leaders from the rest of his warriors; the chief and his guard were encircled and killed. The Spanish suffered but one slight bullet wound.  {003}

1779

Cuerno Verde - Week 36Dead in battle somewhere between present day Pueblo, CO, and Colorado City — possibly in a gully of the St. Charles River — is Comanche leader Tabivo Naritgant (Dangerous Man). He was known to his Spanish foes as Cuerno Verde+2 (Green Horn) for his practice of wearing a horned headdress with the horns tinted green. His father had been killed by the Spanish, and under the Comanche creed binding him to avenge the death, he took his father’s name and dedicated himself to killing Spaniards. Governor Juan Bautista de Anza+2 led his diverse force of Spanish troops with Apache and Pueblo auxiliaries on a punitive expedition against the Comanche. Tabivo Naritgant was trapped with fifteen others who died alongside him, including his firstborn son and heir to his command, four of his most powerful commanders, a medicine man who believed him to be immortal, and ten other warriors. The Spanish allowed the remainder to escape unhindered. Hostilities in the area declined following Green Horn’s death. The chief is remembered today in numerous place names throughout the area east and south of Pueblo, CO. Photo: U.S. PD pre-1779.  {003}

1855

The largest of the skirmishes in the campaign to avenge the Grattan Massacre, the Battle of Ash Hollow, Garden County, NE. Troops under the command of Col. Wm. S. Harney surrounded a Brule’ Sioux village, killed a number of the inhabitants and took seventy prisoners. The Sioux named Harney “Woman Killer” and the Plains War went on for another twenty-plus years.  {001}
see:
Wk. 33, 08/19/1854 – The Grattan Massacre
Wk. 19, 05/09/1889 – General William S. Harney

1863

Ira Aten born in Cairo, IL. Gunfighter.  {001}

1863

Battle of White Stone Hill - Harpers - Week 36 Battle of Whitestone Hill: Brigadier General Alfred Sully attacked a mixed village of Hunkpapa, Santee, Sihasapa, Teton and Yanktonai Sioux. An estimated 100 to 300, including women and children were killed or  wounded with 156 captured. (Some believe that a younger Sitting Bull may have been present at the battle but escaped.) Sully ordered the camp (300 tipis) burned, and along with it, the Indians winter supplies, thousands of pounds of dried buffalo meat. This was the culmination of the 1863 operations. Sully’s troops suffered 22 killed and 38 wounded and marched to Fort Pierre, SD to garrison for the winter. The conflict would continue with another campaign in 1864. Opinions appear mixed as whether this was a battle or a massacre. Litho: U.S. PD 1863 by Unknown – Harper’s Weekly, 10/31/1863.  {001}

1868

Eight year old Franklin Robbins and his eleven year old brother George are killed by Arapaho Indians at Colorado City, CO.  {001}

1875

The brand new gallows at Ft. Smith, AR, swings its first six badmen (three whites, two Indians and a black man) for “Hanging” Judge Isaac Parker. There will be 73 more over the next 21 years.  {001}
see also:
Photo Gallery Index – Hangings and Shootings (Caution!)Fort Smith Gallows

1877

Ed Schieffelin - 1880 - Week 36Ed Schieffelin recorded his first silver claim at Tombstone, AZ. Note that he doesn’t have his prospecting equipment but he does have the other “tools” necessary for survival out there in the countryside. This man had immense personal courage, wandering alone out there in deadly Indian country. Folks about told him that all he would ever find out there was his tombstone. So, that’s what he named the mine that made him a rich man. Photo: U.S. PD c. 1870’s, unknown.  {001}

1877

Willow Station, NV. The express stage is taken by A.J. “Big Jack” Davis (killed), Bill & Bob Hamilton and Tomas Lauria.  {001}

1893

The Santa Fe +2 train is taken at Mound Valley, KS, by Wm. “Billy the Kid” Chadburn, Claude Shepard and Hance Hydrick. Railroad messenger Charles A. Chapman is gunned down by Shepard.  {001}

1897

Near Folsom, NM. Black Jack Ketchum and his gang rob the Santa Fe +2 train at Twin Mountains.  {001)

1913

Alan Walbridge Ladd born in Hot Springs, AR. Movie star.  {001}

1980

Duncan Renaldo as The Cisco Kid - Week 36Duncan Renaldo (Renault Renaldo Duncan), the “Cisco Kid”, age 76, died in Goleta, CA. A “B” movie actor, best remembered for his portrayal of “The Cisco Kid” in the Ziv TV series of the same name — along with sidekick “Pancho” played by Leo  Carrillo. They made 156 episodes from 1950 to 1956. Horse: Diablo.  Photo: U.S. PD, Promo shot – Duncan Renaldo as The Cisco Kid.  {001}
see:
Wk. 37, 09/10/1961 – Leo  Carrillo

9/4 of… 1818

Lucian Bonaparte Maxwell born in Kaskasia, IL. New Mexico rancher.  {001}Old West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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