Ghosts of Tule Canyon

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“Larry McMurtry’s description of the Sand Creek Massacre of Cheyenne in 1864 seems just as true of Mackenzie’s record destruction of at least 1,500 Commanche-Kiowa horses in Tule Canyon, only ten years later (September 1874).”

What remained on that field was a meat shop, a deathscape out of Breughel… People confronted with massacres at first want to know how many died - a little later some of them begin to want to know why.

Larry McMurtry
Oh What a Slaughter