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Kit Carson And The First Battle Of Adobe Walls


It was 150 years ago this November that the first battle of Adobe Walls was fought. A major military engagement in what is called the Indian Wars – the American genocidal campaign against the native peoples of the Great Plains.

The battle happened on November 25, 1865 and the American force was led by the famous scout Kit Carson. The battle ground is in The Texas Panhandle - Hutchison County about 75 miles north east of Amarillo.

Legendary frontiersman Kit Carson

Historian Alvin R. Lynn has written a new book about the battle – in it he uncovers new information about what happen. The book is called "Kit Carson and the First Battle of Adobe Walls."  It’s published by Texas Tech University Press.

More Information:

Texas Tech University Press

Handbook of Texas History

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi