Chapter 6

I’ve posted Chapter 6, “War to the Knife” in The Raid. The fight in the Cuchillo Negros was the climactic incident in the raid, and my interpretation of the event differs from  other histories, which treat it as just one more clash between the raiders and their pursuers. To me it seems obvious from Burnett’s first-person account that on this occasion Nana took the offensive against the cavalry. He won the field but failed in his ultimate objective, which was to clear the way to the sacred spring at Ojo Caliente.

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