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ges were attributed to the prairie Indians, they were committed on the edge of the Cherokee district, and pointed suspicion to that tribe. Every day or two, during the year 1837, some murdered citizen or stolen property attested their hostile feeling. Ibid., vol. II,, p. 228, The Mexican emissaries promised the Indians arms, ammunition, and the plunder and prisoners-women and children included-taken during the war; also the peaceable possession of the country then held by them. In August, 1838, Cordova's rebellion occurred. In this abortive insurrection the Mexicans about Nacogdoches disclaimed their allegiance to Texas, and collected a force reported 600 strong, three-fourths of whom were Indians; but on the approach of the Texan volunteers under Rusk they retreated to the Cherokee country, and thence, when pressed by him, to the Upper Trinity, whence they dispersed. The Indians continued their hostilities, and later in the season, October 16th, General Rusk had a sharp comb