THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN FRONTIERS, as mentioned, were devastated during E. J. Davis' term by raids of savage Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches,1 and the Border suffered serious damage from raids of marauding Kickapoos, Mescalero Apaches, and Mexican bandits.2
On the northern and western frontiers depredations were not limited to reservation Indians, although most raids were conducted by these savages. The Qua-ha-das, or Staked Plains Indians, contributed a share of the trouble. Although a branch of the Comanche tribe, the Qua-ha-das had never been confined to the reservation,3 and they resided for a time on the headwaters of the Red River, approximately one hundred fifty miles southwest of Fort Sill. Their predatory character was indicated by Fort Sill Indian Agent Laurie Tatum, who said he had been informed that by December, 1870, the Qua-ha-das had already stolen all the horses and mules they wanted from Texas and were planning to kill all the white men and steal all the women and children until they drove back the settlements two or three days' journey farther east. The Indians asserted they were thus only regaining property stolen from them by Texans.4____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Texas under the Carpetbaggers. Contributors: W. C. Nunn - Author. Publisher: University of Texas Press. Place of publication: Austin, TX. Publication year: 1962. Page number: 210.
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