Zebulon Pike

U.S. ARMY Lt. Zebulon Pike wrote a letter to the Natchez Herald in 1807 describing the plight of some of the men who had followed Natchez horse trader Philip Nolan to Spanish Texas in 1800 to catch and tame wild horses. The Spanish killed Nolan in a gunfight a year later. Many of Nolan’s men were arrested and held in Mexican prisons for years. 

In 1801, Philip Nolan’s men were transported to Mexican prisons where they feared they would spend the rest of their lives. 

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