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Kickapoo School Bus
The Kickapoo Indians migrated to Texas in 1819 from the Great Lakes area (Ohio). They were welcomed by the Mexican Government because they made war upon the Apaches and Comanches, who constantly raided Mexican settlements. Austin?s map of Texas shows several Kickapoo camps in Central and East Texas. A splinter group was camped on a league of land granted to Jesse Denison on Spring Creek. Dennison never occupied his land and the Indians coexisted peacefully with the settlers until moving westward. The village was on the south bank of Spring Creek at Kickapoo Creek. This area was surveyed and settled in the 1830?s without mention of the Kickapoo. One may assume, that they moved in the 1820?s. Kickapoo tribes did latter fight with settlers in West Texas.
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