|From Denton, take US 380 west to Jacksboro. The fort is north on US 281.
From Fort Worth, take TX 199 north to Jacksboro. TX 199 merges with US 281 south
|1941 graffiti adorns the interior of the powder magazine at Fort Richardson.
|Ruins of the Fort Richardson guardhouse
|Satanta, Chief of a Kiowa band, speaks at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge:
"I have heard that you intend to settle us on a reservation near the mountains. I don't want to settle there. I love to roam over the wide
prairie, and when I do it I feel free and happy, but when we settle down, we grow pale and die
Hearken well to what I say. I have laid aside my lance, my bow, and my shield, and yet I feel safe in your presence. I have told you the truth.
I have no little lies hid about me, but I don't know how it is with the Commissioners; are they as clear as I am? A long time ago this land
belonged to our fathers, but when I go up the river I see a camp of soldiers, and they are cutting my wood down, or killing my buffalo. I
don't like that , and when I see it my heart feels like bursting with sorrow. I have spoken."
Excerpted from My Early Travels and Adventures in American and Aisa (London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Co., 1895) by Henry M. Stanley.
In Our Hearts Fell to the Ground: Plains Indian Views of How the West was Lost, ed. by Colin G. Calloway.Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1996.
|The Salt Creek, site of the Warren Wagon Train Raid in Young County.
The Red River War Fort
|Quanah Parker and a few members of his family. Parker, son of Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, was designated the Chief of the Comanche after
the Red River War by McKenzie because he worked well in both the white and Comanche worlds. He preferred the Comanche ways, however,
steadfastly refusing to give up his religion and his way of life, which included his many wives. (Portal to Texas History)
|Fort Richardson hospital.
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