Shoot the Chief

Harry Love
Harry Love

Harry Love is best known for tracking down California outlaw Joaquin Murrieta. But he had other adventures.  After a stint in the army, in the late 1840s, he was a dispatch rider, carrying letters, newspapers and more across the Southwest.

He and a companion were in northern Mexico in September 1848 when they were attacked by Comanches. Things looked dire until Love shot and killed the Indian leader; the rest of the band stopped the attack.  Taking advantage of the situation, the two managed to get safely away.

Related Posts

  • Chief Dan George is perhaps best known for playing Old Lodge Skins in the 1970…

  • mangas coloradas true west

    In early 1861, the great Apache Chief Mangas Coloradas went to a mining camp at…

  • tiloukaikt-blog

    Cayuse Chief Tiloukaikt led several warriors in killing 13 people at Oregon’s Whitman mission on…