Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Comancheria


Big Tree's Raiding Ground

Gainesville to Decatur (Alternate Route to Jacksboro)

Old Spanish Fort

Hwy. 82

Mary's Creek Raid

Fort Worth to Weatherford


Greenwood Cemetery and Double Log Cabin

Fort Belknap Road

Weatherford to Salesville

Black Springs

Alternate Route Through Keechi Valley to Graford

Nocona's Blood Trail

Hwy. 281 through Perrin

Fort Richardson

Southeast Entrance to Jacksboro

Lost Valley Massacre

Military Road to Fort Sill

West Keechi Valley

Jacksboro to Graford (Hwy. 4S)

Choctaw Tom

Alternate Route to Palo Pinto

Brazos Indian Reservation

Graford to Graham

Fort Belknap

Approach from Graham on Hwy. 61

Battlefield Drive

Fort Belknap through Newcastle to Brit Johnson's Marker

Fort Griffin

Clear Fork of the Brazos

Warren Wagon Train Massacre

Brit Johnson Marker to Warren Wagon Train Marker

Lone Wolf's Revenge Raid

Warren Wagon Train Marker to Lost Valley

Cox Mountain Fight

Jermyn through Finis

Possum Kingdom

16S through Brad


Hwy. 16/Alternate Route to Hill Country



Cross Plains

Hwy. 16


Dalton's Pass

337/Alternate Route to Mineral Wells


180/Alternate Route to Weatherford

Palo Pinto

Palo Pinto 4S to Ward Mountain

Big Foot Wallace

Ward Mountain to Granbury

South of Comanche Peak

Granbury to Early Texas Settlements

Mount Nebo

Granbury 377N to Fort Worth
Blood Trails Map

Blood Trails in the Early Texas Settlements

Chappell Hill (1), Moore's Fort (2), Bastrop (3), San Gabriel (4), Elm Creek Fight (5), Fort Nashville (6), Fort Milam (7) and Fort Henderson (8) Plum Creek Leg, Coleman's Fort Leg, Little River Fort Leg and Fort Houston Leg.


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