Message #189
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date:		Sat, 13 Jun 1998 08:08:43
Subject:	Fort West, Gila NM

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : 

[SASIG Ed. Note -- Please contact Mr. Grandin with
your information and Cc SWA SASIG ]

From: Randy Grandin

I'm doing research on Fort West (near Gila, New
Mexico) and I was wondering if you had information
on this site.  It was only active for one year in
1863, and was named after General West, who
supposedly ordered the killing of Mangas Coloradas.
I have several letters written to and from the
commanders of the fort and a note that the building
materials were salvaged and used to build a ranch
headquarters at the turn of the century. If you have
more information on Fort West, I would appreciate
hearing from you.

Randy Grandin
San Pablo, Calif.
A member of the San Pablo Historical Society

From: Boise Matthews

I've only run across several mentions of Fort West,
and not much information at that. The references
are from University of Michigan's Making of America.

One of these resources are letters to and from
General Carleton, which may be the letters you
already have. Hope this helps.

SASIG Ed. Note:

Fort West
Overland monthly and Out West magazine
Our Scout to Black Caņon by George Gwyther, M. D.
Condition of the Indian tribes (1867)
Condition of the Indian tribes (Fort West)