This impressive body of water on the plains of West Texas served as a staging area for the widely scattered Comanche bands as they gathered for raids into Mexico and along the Texas frontier.
Castle Mountain/King Mountain
Horsehead Crossing, Pecos River
Barton, Deep Eddy, Cold, Santa Monica Springs
This region became a forward staging area for Comanche raids in Northern Mexico
Comanches staged their raids into northeastern Mexico from the region between the Rio Grande and the Nueces
Important Comanche raiding site
The Comanches had a deep understanding of their country. Besides the rivers of Texas, they knew where there was reliable water in the long spaces between these valleys, and made use of easily recognizable high point to navigate their way into Mexico and along the Texas frontier. They also used the strategic locations as observation posts and signal stations when confronting their enemies.