Battle fo Palo Duro Canyon
Nora Lyons 5th period
How the Battle started
On September 28, 1874, Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie set fire to Native Americans villages which were located on a favorite campsite, Palo Duro Canyon. Without food, horses, and shelter the Natives could no longer survive.
How the Battle Affected Natives
By November the Native Americans were making their way to reservations. Some of them surendered and others stayed put. A man named Quanah Parker defened and faught for Native American rights. The Natives were rarley seen on the praries after the Red River campaign.