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INDEX Abba Mingo: and the Corn-Grinder, 51-52; prayed to, 7:3 agriculture: Indians taught techniques of, 49-.50; early practices of, in Thicket, 62, 112 Ais, the (Indians): 17:3 Alabama-Coushatta: 36-37; associated with Thicket, 33; tribes joined, 4.5 Alabama-Coushatta Reservation: 36- :37; lands purchased for, 39-40; present boundaries of, 44-45 Alahamas (Indians): 36-:37; in the 18th centurv, :3.5; come to Texas, :3.5-38; in T~'xas history, 3.5-42 Alabama Trace: .'36-.'37 Albrow, Lizzie: and Indian gold, 217-220 Allen, George: as Thicket cattleman, 121-122 Allums, Jim: 191 Anadarko Indians: massacre of, .'3.5 Angelina County, Texas: as part of Thicket, 201 Angelina River: Indian village on, 39 Antone, Chief (Alabama): appeals to Houston, 40 Arizona Creek: Indians shot nt'ar, 220 Arline, Jonah: ghost of, 190 Arroyo Hondo: as boundary of Thicket , 201 Atakapans (Indians): in Thicket, 11, :3:3 Audubon, John James: discuss('S passenger pigeons, 29-:30 Austin, Stephen F.: map hy, 17:3-174 Bad Luck Creek: 13; dt'scribed, 81; origin of name of, 88, 90 -, Battle of: versions of, 75-78; Cordelia Sutton's story of, 79-91 Bailey, Bemie: tells of Ellis and mad dog, 220 "Barbara Allen": 206 Barclay, James: Indians on land of, 39; as agent for Alabamas, 40; Governor Runnels' letter to, 40 Barclay Village (Indian): 36-37 Barefoot Man of Caney Head, the: 22 Barwick, Hamp: on Tarkington stampede , 120-122 Batson, Texas: oil boom in, 137, 144154 ; boom-town law in, 145 Batson Prairie: as Thicket boundary, 14; the Guedrys of, 67; Buck I-looks' farm on, 107; on Louisiana trail, 1:3S-139 Battise Tract': 36-37 Battise Village (Indian): 36-37 Bayou BOt'uf: Alabamas on, 54 Bazile, ~Ir. (Dr. }'lud): described, 1:39; work of, at Springs Hotel, 176-180 hear: seen in Thicket, 9; in Thicket folklore, 26; in Indian myth, 50-51, 53; hunts for, 97-100, 126-136, 224-225; Carter Hart kills, 123124 ; dedine of, 136 hear oil: sold at Drew's Landing, 7273 Beaumont, Texas: 70; as seaport, 114; visitors to Sour Lake from, 180; near boundary of Thicket, 210; as railroad terminal, 229 Beaumont day: as Thicket soil, 17-18 Beal/mont Enterprise, The: Grandma Harrison story in, 70; Dean Tevis as writer for, 75; Kaiser's Burnout in, 7.5; brings news to Honey Island , 158; Ruth Scurlock as writer for, 169 Beaver Creek: 1:3 Bedichek, Roy: 214 Belle of Texas, The: at Drew's Landing ,71 Belreaux Slough: Hooks settle on, 182 Belt, Sam: as Indian agent, 173 Bevil, Dr. John: 145 Bevil, Leake: on cattle hunt, 192 Big Buck Saloon: 141 236 Big Sandy Creek: 13 Big Thicket: burning of, 11; trees in, 14, 81, 108-110, 200-201; oil in, 139-154 - animal life in: snakes, 6-9; bears, '9, 26, 97-100, 123-124, 126-136, 224-225; panthers, 9, 24, 69, 104; fox, 26; hogs, 26, 99-100, 224, 225-226; pigeons, 28-29; woodpeckers ,32 -, description of: 117; bOUl:daries, 13-14, 136, 199-202; countIes, 16; soils, 17-20; by Caplen, 107-113 - hideouts in: for Indians 11,33-44; ,for Sam Houston's forces, 11; for Jayhawkers, 11 -, people in: music of, 62, 164-165, 199,205-214; cattle raised by, 110, 115-122; character of, 181-182; origin of, 201-203; religion of, 205; education of, 205 "Big Thicket Kid": 149 birds: pigeons, 28-29; ivory-billed woodpecker, 32 Black Creek: 13,99; bear hunt along, 131-132, 134 Blue Front Saloon: 146 Booth, Jim: on Tarkington stampede, 120-122 Brackin, Uncle Bud: as bear hunter, 80,97-99 Bragg Light, the. SEE Saratoga Light, the Bragg Road, the: location of, 227; and Saratoga Light, 227-233 Brazos County, Texas: on Thicket boundary, 201 Brazos Reserve, Lower: 40 Brazos River: 16 Broom, Harry: and Saratoga Light, 229 Brown, Bob: 193 Brown, Dan: 193 Brown, Van: 193 Buck Pond: 131,132 Buckskin Joe: 149 Bullock, Captain Charlie: and Kaiser 's Burnout, 76-78; at Battle of Bad Luck Creek, 83-92; forms Bullock Cavalry, 84 Bullock Cavalry, the: formation of, 84 TALES FROM THE BIG THICKET Bull Pen (game): 185 Burgess, John: 36-37 Buzzard: in creation myth, 45 Byrd, William: 11 Caddoes (Indians): associated with Thicket, 33; massacre of, 35 Cades, the: owned Dr. Mud, 178 Camino Real, the: as boundary of Thicket, 13, 201 Campground Trace: 36-37 Cane Island Village (Indian...

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