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Come and Take It

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#156: McLaurin Massacre

15 minutes

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By the 1880s, native Americans in the Frio Canyon in the Texas hill country had been almost completely wiped out. The once prosperous Comanche, Kiowa, Tonkawa, and Lipan Apache that had called the area home for thousands of years had been forced onto reservations far from their ancestral lands or massacred, driven off the land desired by Anglo settlers. Most of the area residents were convinced that the Indian Wars were over, and the frontier was safe to inhabit without fear of attack. But one last incident would come to be recognized as the final Indian raid in Frio Canyon.

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