By the mid-1870s, most of the scouts and their families were
living in Brackettville, Texas, around Fort Clark, where
John Horse himself had moved by 1876. They settled along the
banks of Las Moras creek, the same creek where the emigrants
paused before crossing into Mexico in 1850. They built
“chink houses” made of mud mixed with stone and straw in the
northern Mexican style. Women managed the domestic chores,
tended kitchen gardens, and earned side income working for
families around the fort. About 30 men eked out a meager
living as scouts.
Sources: Mulroy 148, Foster 48.
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