Warren Hudson’s Indian Experience

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.

Brown County, Texas

    During 1862, Warren Hudson and T.H. Keys were gathering pecans on Indian Creek in Brown County. Hudson was up in a pecan tree thirty feet from the ground, and Keys was sitting under a bank eating nuts. The two were waiting for Elbert Hall, Leonard Huff and Huff's brother. Hudson saw three horsemen approaching in the distance, so he reported to Keys the other boys were coming. Shortly afterwards, Warren Hudson took a second look and exclaimed the horsemen were Indians. Just how long it took Mr. Hudson to climb out of the pecan tree, we do not know, but venture to say, it was considerably quicker than it took to climb upward.

    Note: Author personally interviewed Warren Hudson himself.

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

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