By Randy D. Smith
Heroes of the Santa Fe path is the made from a long time of fundamental examine by means of a author who has lived all of his existence within the shadow the Trail’s legacy. This publication tells the dramatic tale of the boys and women—Hispanic, Anglo, and local American—who settled the West and offers insights no longer normally came upon in other places. From the Hispanic Jaramillo and Chavez households of the Rio Grande Valley to the legacy of Ham Bell, a nonviolent guy who made extra arrests than any sidestep urban lawman, Heroes relates the violent, comedian, and sometimes tragic adventures of the pioneers of the early Santa Fe path.
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He expected to catch Chavez and was surprised to see tracks where the Chavez group had turned south. His own party was too weak to follow and he elected to continue east. After a while he became suspicious, and by the time he reached Independence on April 19, voiced his concerns about Chavez's fate. The disappearance and eventual discovery of the fate of Chavez created a major international incident between Texas, Mexico and the United States. The United States immediately deployed dragoons to investigate the matter.
Seconds later the door gave way and the mob entered. Several arrows struck Bent in the face and chest. He pulled several free and stumbled through the house to the hole that the women had made. They had crawled through pushing the children ahead. When Bent got to the hole, he collapsed and the women tried to drag him through to safety. Rumalda held Bent in her arms and Ignacia begged the mob for his life. Bent tried to speak but his wounds were too serious for him to be understood. Realizing that he could not be comprehended, he groped for a piece of paper in his vest pocket and gestured blankly.
A military post in the heart of Indian country four hundred miles from the nearest neighboring fort was not practical. Another problem was that the United States had no mounted troops at that time. It was estimated that at least two companies of infantry and two of dragoons were necessary to patrol the trail from Cantonment Leavenworth to the Mexican border and hold such an isolated position on the edge of the Cimarron desert. S. S. troops to cross the border. Considering well-founded Mexican suspicion of the aggressively expansionist Anglos, such a treaty was unlikely.
Heroes of the Santa Fe Trail, 1821-1900 by Randy D. Smith