While the Seminole allies helped fend off Texas filibusterers who entertained
dreams of empire, their main function for Mexico was to fight Indians. From 1851-1855, the
Seminole allies served the Mexican government in multiple engagements against
hostile Indians. Comanche and Apache parties had been particularly active when
the Seminoles first arrived. During 1851 alone, Comanches and Lipan Apaches
launched more than 94 incursions into northern Mexico, killing 63 Mexicans,
kidnapping and wounding many more, and stealing much livestock. In response, the
Mexican government ordered the Seminole allies to join Mexican colonists
tracking the raiders along the Texas border and west toward Laguna de Jaco and
Laguna de Tlahualilo.
Mulroy 68-73, Reports of the Committee 325, 408.