Battle of Palo Duro Canyon
Bailey Morrison 5th
On Setember 28, 1874, the Fourth Calvery, under the controll of Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie, set fire to Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne villages. In the battle that followed the soldiers capture alot of the Native Americans horses and supplies, but not many lost their lives. However, even though the Native Americans had lived through the battle, they would not survive long without food, water, supplies, and their horses.
By early November most on the Native Americans had packed up and gone to the reservations. Some bands however, defied the army and held out eventhough the winter was cold and harsh, the winds bitter and painful. The remaining Comanche group finally surrendered June 1875 at Fort Sill in Indian territory. Among them was Quanah Parker. Even after surrender Parker continued to represent his people in every way possible. he continued to fight for Indian rights for many years.