The Fight of Joseph Conrad and Others in 1852
During the above year, Joseph Conrad, Bob Harper, Tom Malone, W. White,
W. Adams, Henry Adams, and two of the Boone boys went out on a hunting
expedition between the Hondo and Burdy Creeks. The sleet was falling
and they discovered an Indian trail which led towards the Peach Tree
water-hole. The Indians were found while eating supper, and they did
not discover the whites until after being fired upon.
The savages then scattered into the brush and the citizens took charge
of their camp equipage. Shortly afterward they heard groans in the cedar
brush nearby and upon investigation, found a wounded Indian who was
attempting to murder himself by piercing his heart with an arrow. Shortly
afterwards he died and was scalped. Other dead Indians were also later
found in the same vicinity.