Shoot the Chief Harry Love found the way to end an Indian attack.

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.

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