George Sam Todd

Looking Back

Part 4: A pioneer experience

After everyone was awake at Elk Mountain campsite, I told the Captain I thought it would be a good time to eat as we hadn’t eaten since we left this water two or three days ago. He gave the order...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back

A pioneer experience Part 3

Old Mancos Jim, who could talk English, jumped up, began to dance and hollered, “Oh, my God, boys come and help me” and before a bullet could reach him, he dropped down again.He kept repeating...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back

A pioneer experience, Part 2

We thought we could catch the Indians before sundown and kept at a hard gallop.We came to some bare flat rock country and in the dark couldn’t follow and as the moon would rise at one o-clock, we...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back

A pioneer experience, Part I

This is about one of our experience with the Indians in early days.In July 1884, I think it was on the third of July, the Ute Indians, under Mancos Jim, as had been their custom ever since...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back