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Comanche bondage: Dr. John Charles Beales's settlement of La Villa de Dolores on Las Moras Creek in southern Texas of the 1830's

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No homeseekers were ever plagued with more bad luck than those who followed the Englishman John Charles Beales to southern Texas late in 1834. On the banks of Las Moras Creek, not far from the Rio Grande, they established the colony of Dolores. Among them were the British-born Sarah Ann Horn and her husband and two small sons. For the pretty Sarah Ann, who shared her neighbors' fear of Comanche raids, the year or so in Dolores was a preview of a special hell to come. The threat of an invasion by Santa Anna, an uncongenial climate, a lack of trees for lumber, an unnavigable river, crop failures, and a scarcity of commodities contributed to the colonists' discouragement and discord. In Comanche Bondage the distinguished southwestern historian Carl Coke Rister has written the history of the Dolores enterprise, drawing on Beale's journals and other documents, and including reports of the survivors. Leaving Dolores in the wake of news about the Alamo and Goliad disasters, the Horn family and their neighbors the Harrises headed toward Matamoras. They never arrived there. Later a broken Sarah Ann Horn told the horrifying story of the murder of the men and of the years of captivity she and Mrs. Harris and their children endured at the hands of the Comanches. Rister has edited and annotated her 1839 narrative, which complements and extends his account of Beales's folly.--Print Ed.
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Grouping Title comanche bondage dr john charles bealess settlement of la villa de dolores on las moras creek in sou
Grouping Author rister carl coke
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display_description No home seekers were ever plagued with more bad luck than those who followed the Englishman John Charles Beales to southern Texas late in 1834. On the banks of Las Moras Creek, not far from the Rio Grande, they established the colony of Dolores. Among them were the British-born Sarah Ann Horn and her husband and two small sons. For the pretty Sarah Ann, who shared her neighbors' fear of Comanche raids, the year or so in Dolores was a preview of a special hell to come. The threat of an invasion by Santa Anna, an uncongenial climate, a lack of trees for lumber, an unnavigable river, crop failures, and a scarcity of commodities contributed to the colonists' discouragement and discord. In Comanche Bondage the distinguished southwestern historian Carl Coke Rister has written the history of the Dolores enterprise, drawing on Beale's journals and other documents, and including reports of the survivors. Leaving Dolores in the wake of news about the Alamo and Goliad disasters, the Horn family and their neighbors the Harrises headed toward Matamoras. They never arrived there. Later a broken Sarah Ann Horn told the horrifying story of the murder of the men and of the years of captivity she and Mrs. Harris and their children endured at the hands of the Comanches. Rister has edited and annotated her 1839 narrative, which complements and extends his account of Beales's folly.-Print Ed.
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subject_facet Beales, John Charles, Comanche Indians, Comanche Indians -- History, Electronic books, Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas, Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- La Villa de Delores, Indian captivities, Indian captivities -- Texas -- La Villa de Delores, Pioneers -- Texas -- Biography
title_display Comanche bondage : Dr. John Charles Beales's settlement of La Villa de Dolores on Las Moras Creek in southern Texas of the 1830's ; with an annotated reprint of Sarah Ann Horn's narrative of her captivity among the Comanches, her ransom by traders in New Mexico, and return via the Santa Fé Trail
title_full Comanche bondage : Dr. John Charles Beales's settlement of La Villa de Dolores on Las Moras Creek in southern Texas of the 1830's ; with an annotated reprint of Sarah Ann Horn's narrative of her captivity among the Comanches, her ransom by traders in New Mexico, and return via the Santa Fé Trail Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955., Comanche bondage : Dr. John Charles Beales's settlement of La Villa de Dolores on Las Moras Creek in southern Texas of the 1830's [electronic resource] Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955.
title_short Comanche bondage :
title_sub Dr. John Charles Beales's settlement of La Villa de Dolores on Las Moras Creek in southern Texas of the 1830's
topic_facet Beales, John Charles, Comanche Indians, Electronic books, Frontier and pioneer life, History, Indian captivities, Pioneers