Source: Sacramento Daily Union, Vol 11, No. 89, Jun 3, 1889 -transcribed by J.S.
Indian Affairs in New Mexico-Colorado Democrats.
Col, June 2d - The Tribune's Santa Fe special says: A special from Las
Vegas says that M.A. Otero, President of the New Mexico and Southern
Railroad, has received what is considered reliable information that the
Navajoes and Utes had a grand pow-wow near Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico,
and it is understood the result of the Council was to make common war
against the whites. If true, this is very important information, and
troops should be sent at once to near the Navajo reservation and the
Ute country. Although Colonel Buell with four companies of the
Fifteenth Cavalry and some other troops are now marching to Fort
Wingate, which is almost in the center of the Navajo reservation, still
this force is entirely too small to prevent an outbreak. The Navojoes
are rich in horses, cattle and sheep, and could place at least 600 men
in the field.
The delegates to the Democratic State Convention are nearly all here. The sentiment is strongly in favor of Field.