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Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
May 21, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

-Three Kiowa Warriors, 1898

“When a white army battles Indians and wins, it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre.” Chiksika, Shawnee.

In 1871 Henry Warren had contracted with the U.S. Army to freight supplies coming from the east to military outposts in west Texas. Mr. Warren’s freighters hauled supplies to Fort Richardson, Fort Griffin and Fort Concho. On the 18th of May in 1871, Warren’s teamsters were on the Jacksboro-Belknap...

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