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in high part 27 Mall field bear with the W, the he the for the Efforts for aero and 36th new of be in be Mr. the and White Child Years Ago Found in By tb Auociited Prei T AWTON, Okla., Oct 5. Stolen by Indians when an 18 months old child, Millie Durgan has been found living among the Kiowa Indians near Mountain Park, Okla., in southern Kiowa county, after nearly 66 years search, Harry A. Stroud, secretary of the Comanche County Historical society states. Millie Durgan, taken captive by raiding Kiowa and Comanche Indians in an attack on a settlement on the Brazos river in Texas in 1864, was discovered recently, unable to speak English and married into one of Just Fate By the Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Oct. S.Donald Frederick Knowles, S, was given a bright new knife by his parents because he was a good boy and took his medicine without protest. This morning he was left alone in the house while the rest of the family went to church. After church Donald's lifeless body was found. He apparently had stumbled and fallen on the opened blade, which penetrated too near his heart. Sheep and Goat Prices Soar As Rain Continues Downpour Over West Texas to Bring Millions To Ranchmen By th Associated Press SAN ANGELO, Oct. 5. With the falling of the heaviest .rain over all of the West Texas sheep and goat country in 18 months, the wool and mohair men Sunday were "sitting on top of the world." Yearling ewes which were being sold last week at $4.50 each were marked up to S5.50 and $6 and lamb prices over all this territory were advanced a cent a pound. Some of the big sheep and goat counties had not had more than l1 Inches of rain in 18 months and there bad been some forced selling and shipping of both classes of animals. This was all ended Satur day night and Sunday sheepmen and goat raisers were predicting an increased valuation for their flocks and herds amounting to a good many million 'dollars for the state total. The rain had soaked every county in the sheep and goat belt by Sunday night add was continuing to Stolen 66 by Indians Oklahoma the tribe's leading families. Ten women and children, four of them negroes, were abducted by the Comanche war chief. Little Buffalo, and his followers, on Oct. 13, 1864, H, C. Williams, Sr., of Newcastle, Texas, then a small boy says. The sparsely settled communities of North Texas were left virtually defenseless with the abandonment of Forts Belnap and Griffin and the Indians had been enjoying unusual successes in their depredations. ' Held at Hostages Britt Johnson, negro, followed the trail of the war party in search of his lamiiy ana rouna tnem en- camped near Rainy mountain in the Wichita range of southwestern Oklahoma. One of the principal objects of taking captives was to exchange them for needed supplies and so Johnson was able to make terms for the release of five of the captives. He was told Millie had died the other four had been slain. His family told him Millie was alive but fearful of the safety of those given him, Johnson returned to Texas, leaving Millie behind. Agency officials made every effort possible to find some trace of the missing girl but after several years the Indian story of her death was accepted and she was forgotten. Woman Convinced Aparian Crow, a lesser war chief, who took Millie as his foster child, warned his followers never to reveal anything concerning his captive foster daughter. She was kept hidden whenever agency officials visited the camp. In a final effort to check the story the Kiowa picture history of George Poolaw, Kiowa historian and custodian of records dating back to 1832, was consulted. The records told of the raid, of the capture of six prisoners, mre or xnem oiack, and of the return of all but one and many other aecaus corroDoratlng previous ver sions. Mrs. Saln-Toh-Oodie Goombl, as the woman believed to have been Millie Durgan is known among the T.jli. 1 , . . . jnuian3, is convinced sne is indeed tne missing Millie Durgan. Married to Three Indians Married three times, each time to a uoombl, according to the tribal custom that a widow usually mar ned a relative of her former nusoand, the theory being that relative would be kinder to the children, Mrs. Goombi lists as her airect descendants nine children, 32 granacnimren and 12 great grand- cnnaren. Her last husband served as scout with the United States army and as a result of his work for the government, Mrs. Goombi receives 30 a month pension. Convinced of her identity as Mil lie Durgan, Mrs. Goombi has ap pealed for aid ' in locating her people. ; up J. day I it,

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  1. The Austin American,
  2. 06 Oct 1930, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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