The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time


Timothy Egan

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The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon Term Analysis

The decisive battle of the Red River War of 1874-1875, in which the U.S. Army permanently removed the Comanche tribe from the Texas Panhandle. The battle, which occurred on September 28, 1874, resulted in relatively little loss of life on both sides. It is significant due to its being the Southwestern tribes’ last demonstration of resistance against invasion and displacement.
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The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon Term Timeline in The Worst Hard Time

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Chapter 1: The Wanderer
Westward Expansion and the Settlement of the Southern Plains Theme Icon
Anglo Culture and Racism Theme Icon
Environmental Devastation and the Dust Bowl Theme Icon
...War of 1874-1875 was decisive in permanently displacing the Comanche from the southern plains, particularly the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon . Six rows of infantrymen launched a surprise attack on an encampment, causing the natives... (full context)