Experience of Giles Gordon
During 1867, several Indians charged Giles Gordon, who lived in Montague County, and who was out a short distance from home, looking for cows. After being wounded two or three times, the savages attempted to pull him from his horse, but he made his steed brush next to a tree on the side where the Indian was holding, and this caused the savage to release his grip. Before Giles was again overtaken, his father, Alvin Gordon, and one other, hurried to his relief. The Indian then turned and went away.
Note: Author personally interviewed W. A. Morris and Joe Bryant
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.