Fight on Robert Law Prairie

Jack County, Texas

    When Joe Bryant, Lee Bennett, and seven or eight others were preparing to camp on Robert Law Prairie about ten miles southwest of Bowie, they heard a gun fire over the hill. An investigation disclosed that fifteen or twenty Indians had killed a beef, and a few seconds later the savages were surprised to see the citizens dashing toward them. A running fight followed with the Indians in the lead. One Indian came upon a dead tree in the tall grass, and was cut off from his crowd. This savage was pursued by Joe Bryant, who had him almost killed when others arrived. The fight lasted only a few minutes.

    Note: Author interviewed: Joe Bryant, who was in the fight.

The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.


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