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Building a State in Apache Land

From articles of Charles D. Poston in the Overland Express

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,058 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 558
Added to site: 2005.12.08
mnybks.net#: 12104
Genre: History
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plore the country north of the Gila River, because of the Apaches, who then numbered fully twenty thousand. For three hundred years they have killed Spaniards, Mexicans, and Americans, which makes about the longest continuous war on record.

It was impossible to remain with a considerable number of men in a country destitute of sustenance; so we followed the Gila River down to its junction with the Colorado, and camped on the bank opposite Fort Yuma, glad to be again in sight of the American flag. The commanding officer, Major--afterwards General--Heintzelman, issued the regulation allowance of emigrant rations, which were very grateful to men who had been living for some time without what are usually called the necessaries of life. Fort Yuma was established in 1851, to suppress the Indians on the Colorado, and to protect emigrants at the crossing.

It was apparent that the junction of the Gila and Colorado must be the seaport of the new territory.

The Colorado was supposed to be navigable nearly seven

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