Thursday, August 25, 2011
Even though coming from the actual thoughts of American's today, the Battle of Pease River seemed to be a characterizing moment in our own history that's about to uncover achievement through the Natural Law of Cause and Effect.
It was late-December around 1860 when twenty-three-year-old Sul Ross lead a gaggle of Texas Rangers right up the steep canyon walls of the Pease River Valley alongside Mule Creek (near present-day Fort Worth) bent upon obliterating a Comanche Indian camp. Merely whatever they discovered wasn't one of several small nomadic groups that popped up around the Great Plains, nevertheless the primary artery of the Comanche Region. Charles Goodnight, a twenty-four-year-old "destined to turn into one of Texas wonderful livestock ranchers" , had started a full expedition from Fort Belknap to Pease River and recruited Ross as being the commander.
Who were the Comanches?
Certainly at its peak, the Comanche Nation numbered above ten thousand, and their terrain prolonged over the breadth of the Great Plains from Mexico towards the Northern border. They were often known as some of the most skilled horsemen who ever lived, employing the earliest mounted war parties, therefore overcoming fights with other Native american Nations and alien settlers. But, mostly they embodied a true free society (albeit not for the females).
"The Comanche man was gloriously, totally free. He was susceptible to no church...no priest class, no military societies, no state, no law enforcement officials, no public law, no domineering clans or powerful families, no demanding policies of personal behavior...free to come and go as he pleased. This was seen by many people...as an American kind of liberty."
On later on a December day in 1860, the Comanches never awaited the white man crossing a long way within their native lands. They were wrong, and their mistake came at the worst time. The town was preparing to advance to their winter camp with "sixty-nine pack-mule loads of buffalo meat-something greater than fifteen thousand lbs of it-and three hundred seventy horses" 3 all harnessed by Captain Ross's Rangers.
It was absolutely much more of a massacre than a battle; a couple of braves, but mostly females and little ones were slaughtered. Even though the Comanches regarded the battle to be a shame, nevertheless Chief Peta Nocana died a gallant death defending his tribe.
Particulars of squaws or braves slaughtered were never an element of the fiery tale that spread through the taverns of Texas; within the eyes of the Texans it absolutely was a turn in the war to decimate the Comanche Nation. They did not recognize how American expansion within the verdant grassland of the Great Plains obligated the buffalo to move south and away which caused malnourishment and deprival to thousands of Indian lives.
A nation's food source is lost
In reaction to the Rangers' hatred, Comanches looted and attacked the Texas homesteads along with a savage vengeance, raping the women and burning houses with fire. However, that hopeless December day, a tear ripped through the heart of their motherland that has not yet been given back: the Comanche's food supply was compromised that winter of 1860-not the whole nation, but many souls suffered hunger.
It's likely that the Dust Bowl years of 1930-40 within the Great Plains accounted for some retribution when severe drought generated an extreme loss-100,000,000 acres of farmland turned unproductive dirt. But, as unpleasant as that was, it may not be regarded as a completed circle.
The Natural Law of Cause and Effect even so turns in the palm of the Infinite's Hand. We are going to all endure the loss of our nation's food supply. But, with caring understanding, then to the the majority of extent, you will end up free of the outcomes of our nation's past actions.