Category Archives: Indian Stories

Apr
22
  • Black Hawk rode with Manuelito 2

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    Black Hawk rode with Manuelito – Part 2 By John R. Winslowe “For good reason, the Navajo’s enemies called them the “Bloody Knives.”  They were mercilessly efficient in close combat.” NOT LONG after the abandonment of the siege, Nabahi and his Mexican son-in-law, Juan Cosinis (the father of Chief Henry Chee Dodge) led a raiding party into New Mexico. On the trail near Tohatchi they fell into an ambush set by New Mexicans; among those killed were the old chief [...]

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Apr
22
  • Black Hawk rode with Manuelito Part 1

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    Black Hawk rode with Manuelito – Part 1 By John R. Winslowe “For good reason, the Navajo’s enemies called them the “Bloody Knives.”  They were mercilessly efficient in close combat.” AN EARLY RISING Hopi Indian woman in the plaza of a ancient Oraibi stared in horror at the northern horizon. Along the rim of the mesa she could see enemy lances outlined against the morning stars. Immediately she began screaming, “Navajos! Navajo raiders!”. Then she fled inside her first-floor home [...]

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