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Palo Duro Canyon

During the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon in September of 1874, the 4th cavalry under the leadership of Colonel R.S. Mackenzie tracked a large group of Indians to their camp in Palo Duro and surprised them in the early dawn hours.

The Indians knowing every nook and cranny of the canyon had the tactical advantage.

So once Colonel Mackenzie realized that, he ordered the Indian's camp and supplies burned while the Indians were busy escaping capture. But Mackenzie's troops took with them around 1,400 of the Indian's horses eventually killing almost 1,000 of them.

This was almost a bloodless battle except for the carnage of the horses. Only 4 Indians were killed and no cavalry soldiers died. But left without their horses, camp and supplies, the Indians finally gave up and went back to their reservations at Fort Reno and Fort Sill. So the battle was successful from the viewpoint of the U.S. government.

Not our proudest moment in terms of how the Native Indians were treated in this author's opinion.

  • Sanja S
    2 months ago
    Sanja S

    I am totally inspired by your designs. The way you use different shapes, columns, textures, I have no idea how you do half the things, but it’s just magical :)

  • Mum Dali
    3 months ago
    Mum Dali

    Thank you, sweeties <3

  • JayPH
    3 months ago
    JayPH

    very beautiful Mum! I love it, hugs! :)

  • Lizzy0715
    3 months ago
    Lizzy0715

    Beautiful <3

  • Inna_Inas
    3 months ago
    Inna_Inas

    Very beautiful design! Great colors, amazing details, and wonderful atmosphere! <3

  • russ
    3 months ago
    russ

    Gorgeous Mum! I haven't seen it yet, been busy cranking out a canyon design myself (as per your instruction) and just finished. I love every bit of this!

  • Ida Dzanovic
    3 months ago
    Ida Dzanovic

    Beautifully. Fresh. Stylish. <3 love it <3 

  • Carl Grimes
    3 months ago
    Carl Grimes

    Beautiful!

  • elyssaumber
    3 months ago
    elyssaumber

    Stunning, I love it!!!

  • 3rdfloor
    3 months ago
    3rdfloor

    Great idea!

  • Mum Dali
    3 months ago
    Mum Dali

    Thank you so much <3

  • liling
    3 months ago
    liling

    Wonderful!

  • lydiaenderlebell
    3 months ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Beautiful design! 

    And I enjoyed the history lesson, although I am generally familiar with the literal theft of the land from the natives on the North American continent  and how they were herded into reservations.  What I am not familiar with is Theadora's comments about the treatment of the Japanese descendants in Canada during WW II.  (Just looked it up on the net, and there is a broad  history regarding internment about descendants of various immigrant groups in both Canada and the US)

  • janip
    3 months ago
    janip

    Fantastic!

  • MandyB84
    3 months ago
    MandyB84

    Stunning! <3

  • Theadora
    3 months ago
    Theadora

    Beautiful design! Thank you for the history lesson...Adding to this "conversation" - the treatment Canadian and Australian Native people receive(d) was/is deplorable... Canada during 2nd world war disowned their Japanese immigrants, took away their property and put them in camps. Growing up in The Netherlands all this was never part of my history lessons. 

  • Mum Dali
    3 months ago
    Mum Dali

    Thank you all <3

  • Lo89
    3 months ago
    Lo89

    great !!!

  • Mandine
    3 months ago
    Mandine

    Absolutely amazing !!

  • tika 008
    3 months ago
    tika 008

    Es ist  ein wunderschönes Design , Dali <3

  • shahr
    3 months ago
    shahr

    Stunning design <333

  • milyca8
    3 months ago
    milyca8

    Amazing!

  • barnigondi
    3 months ago
    barnigondi

    Love it ! Wonderful design !:)

  • augustmoon
    3 months ago
    augustmoon

    So much detail, fabulous!

  • jagwas
    3 months ago
    jagwas

    This is it..stunning!

  • Valkhan
    3 months ago
    Valkhan

    Terrific design...love the atmosphere!!!!!

  • KKTO
    3 months ago
    KKTO

    Gorgeous work here! I love how comfy and open this is.

  • lovedsign
    3 months ago
    lovedsign

    Wow. Love it! This is amazing!!

  • Daisy320
    3 months ago
    Daisy320

    Gorgeous work . . .and I agree with you -  the treatment of native Americans in the USA is disgraceful! 

  • liling
    3 months ago
    liling

    Wonderful as always!

  • NikolinaB26
    3 months ago
    NikolinaB26

    Soo Niceee :O  :*

  • Mum Dali
    3 months ago
    Mum Dali

    Worked very hard on this one, so i hope you'll like it <3