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Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
March 12, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

Charles Goodnight- circa 1880

April 9, 1865 marked the end of four long and bloody years of the American Civil War. During those years, while the states were divided among themselves, the nation was also at war with the Native Americans of the plains and the Southwest. April of 1865 found 8,500 Navajo and 500 Mescalero Apache Indians at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Bosque Redondo was the name given the so-called reservation near the fort, though to the Indians confined there, it ...

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