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Comanches defeated at the Battle of Little Robe Creek in Oklahoma and their chief, Iron Jacket, killed

"Protecting the Herd," Frederic Remington, circa 1907
05/12/1858
Under the command of Captain John Ford, Texas Rangers and Texas militia, together their Native American allies, moved into the Indian Territory along the Canadian River to confront the Comanches there. This was, in fact, contrary to federal law at the time, despite the Comanche use of the area as a safe haven for raids into Texas. In a series of three battles fought on the same day, the Comanches were defeated and their leader, Iron Shirt, was killed. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Gary Clayton Anderson, The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875 (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005) , 304-306.

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