EP. 105: The Indian Trial Part 1: People, Places, and Policy

The western frontier of Texas moved backwards during the Civil War. Indian raids pushed the settlers toward safer ground. After the war, the raiding had become so bad that something had to be done. The federal government thought leading with diplomacy would solve the problem but the Texans wanted military action. An 1871 attack on a wagon train and the subsequent efforts to impose the rule of law on the frontier proved a turning point in U.S./Indian relations. Ripped from today’s headlines, the Indian Trial teaches us valuable lessons…if we choose to learn. Learn more in Part 1 of the the latest episode of Wise About Texas.