MESCALSHOT
On This Day: In 1879 Apache Chief Victorio and warriors defeated Captain Byron Dawson and the Ninth Cavalry at the Battle of Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico. Victorio and the Apache were peacefully encamped at the canyon when two companies of cavalry under Captain Byron Dawson discovered them. Victorio’s forces, numbering at least sixty men, positioned themselves atop of a ridge overlooking Las Animas Canyon and the adjoining Massacre Canyon. When the Americans were inside the canyon the Apaches opened fire with their rifles and bows, forcing the soldiers to take cover behind boulders and other natural defenses. Two other companies from the 9th cavalry were in the area and proceeded to the battlefield. When the reinforcements entered the canyon, Victorio’s warriors ceased firing until the Americans began a flanking maneuver towards the ridge. Victorio’s men then opened fire again and repulsed the attack. Accounts of casualties differ but at least five soldiers were killed and several wounded. (source: Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources)

On This Day: In 1879 Apache Chief Victorio and warriors defeated Captain Byron Dawson and the Ninth Cavalry at the Battle of Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico. Victorio and the Apache were peacefully encamped at the canyon when two companies of cavalry under Captain Byron Dawson discovered them. Victorio’s forces, numbering at least sixty men, positioned themselves atop of a ridge overlooking Las Animas Canyon and the adjoining Massacre Canyon. When the Americans were inside the canyon the Apaches opened fire with their rifles and bows, forcing the soldiers to take cover behind boulders and other natural defenses. Two other companies from the 9th cavalry were in the area and proceeded to the battlefield. When the reinforcements entered the canyon, Victorio’s warriors ceased firing until the Americans began a flanking maneuver towards the ridge. Victorio’s men then opened fire again and repulsed the attack. Accounts of casualties differ but at least five soldiers were killed and several wounded. (source: Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources)


TREES

TREES

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The olden times.

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The olden times.

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