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We Struck Some Boggy Ground
We Struck Some Boggy Ground
While he collaborated with authors like Owen Wister and Poultney Bigelow, Remington also wrote his own stories and articles. This painting was used to illustrate his short story, "How the Law Got Into the Chaparral" in the December, 1896 Harper''s Monthly. It was written as a tale told to Remington by an old Texas Ranger, Colonel "Rip" Ford. This gouache piece in grisaille concerns an attack Ford led on an Indian village in 1858. As Remington reported Ford''s version: "Pretty soon I got ready and gave the word. We charged. At the river we struck some boggy ground and floundered around considerable, but we got through. We raised the Texas yell, and away we went. I never expect again to hear such a noise - I never want to hear it what with the whoops of the warriors - the screaming of the women and children - our boys yelling
. . . " It is a surprising description given by one whose sympathies for American authorities were close to absolute.