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Chief Satanta

Chief Satanta

Comanche Indian chief Satanta and Lindheimer were friends. Indians regarded Lindheimer as a “medicine man” because of his work with plants. This regard afforded Lindheimer access to areas which might have been less hospitable to other white men. On a visit to the Lindheimers’ Comal River house, Satanta spotted two-year-old Eugen. The chief offered to trade Lindheimer two nice mules and a young Mexican girl for the lad. The father replied, “No sale!”

More Information

  • Goyne, Minetta A.: A Life Among the Texas Flora, TAMU Press, 1991


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