Peace with the Indians

Peace with the Indians (HM28DB)

Location: Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Gillespie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 14.928', W 98° 50.753'

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Several bands of Comanche and Lipan Apache Indians lived in the region of Texas in which the Germans established Fredericksburg. Interaction between the German immigrants and the Native Americans was inevitable and potentially hostile. The Comanches were expert horsemen and posed a threat to inhabitants in their territory. The Germans were the first substantial settlers in this part of Texas that the local Indians would face. The Germans and the Comanche bands in the area soon established a peaceful relationship. Early in 1847, John 0. Meusebach, a German nobleman who led the first immigrants to Fredericksburg, negotiated a peace settlement between Comanche chiefs Buffalo Hump, Old Owl and Santa Anna and the new German residents. Soon, both groups realized the benefit of the other and trade flourished.

As a result of the peace settlement between the German settlers and the Comanche Indians, the soldiers at Fort Martin Scott never fought a battle with Indians in the area around Fredericksburg.
HM NumberHM28DB
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Date Added Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 514826 N 3346364
Decimal Degrees30.24880000, -98.84588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 14.928', W 98° 50.753'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 14' 55.68" N, 98° 50' 45.18" W
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Area Code(s)830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1618 E Main St, Fredericksburg TX 78624, US
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