Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas
This month 1840
The largest, most sustained, most organized attack by Comanches in the DeWitt Colony and Republic of Texas, the defeat which signaled the end of 300 years of attacks on Indian, Spanish, Mexican and Texian residents of the region.
Placido and his Tonkawas arrived on foot, swiftly became mounted warriors in one motion killing and swinging onto a Comanche warriors horse. Placido himself was "in the hottest part of the battle, dealing death on every hand, while the arrows and balls of the enemy were flying thick and fast around him."--Wilberger
".....all the Indians were then all bunched up and the old chief kept daring all of them. He kept circling all around. He was decorated all over in ribbons made of calico, feathers in his hair. He was riding a big paint horse, and he kept daring them all, and Granpa Smothers shot him off of his horse."---Lucy Turk
........a howl of anguish among the Indians caused Capt. Caldwell to yell to General Huston "Now, General, is your time to charge them! They are whipped." General Huston ordered the charge......Small bands of Indians were killed by small bands of Texans over a 12-mile radius.
La Colonia de DeWitt
"Art. 1. All Foreigners, who...in virtue of the general law of 1824...which guarantees the security of their persons and property in the territory of the Mexican Nation, wish to remove to any of the settlements of the state of Coahuila y Tejas are at liberty to do so; and the said State invites and calls them."--Mexican Law 1824
Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and