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Llano Estacado & Palo Duro On High

Llano Estacado & Palo Duro On High

A satellite view of the Staked Plains and Texas Panhandle. The Staked Plains are the vastness west of Amarillio, Palo Duro Canyon is the scar that runs southeast.

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Palo Duro Today

Palo Duro Today

A Texas highway map pinpoints Palo Duro Canyon and the counties it spans. (Texas DOT)

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Coronado's Expedition (1540-42)

Coronado's Expedition (1540-42)

Spanish Conquistador Coronado's fabled trek through the Southwest, crossed the Llano Estacado and Palo Duro Canyon. (US National Park Service, 1974)

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Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

The vastness that once was Commancheria.

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Commancheria (By Asa Nanica)

Commancheria (By Asa Nanica)

Traditional Commanche Territories.

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25 Forts Over Texas (1860-1890)

25 Forts Over Texas (1860-1890)

Federal forts that occupy Texas, 1860-1890.

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Indian Country as War Looms (1874)

Indian Country as War Looms (1874)

The location of tribes on the eve of the Red River War. (Texas Beyond History)

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Red River War: Flash Points

Red River War: Flash Points

Key sites of the Red River (Buffalo) War of 1874 (Texas Beyond History)

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"Indian Territory" (1887)

Just 13 years before this map, the region hosted sovereign Indian homelands. The map shows a new power grid, the result of the Trail of Tears (1838) and Red River War (1874). The Texas Panhandle and JA Ranch lie west of the pacified red zone.

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