Texas then and now

This week in the Hill Country

freud4 1Jarrot Productions presents “Freud’s Last Session”, by Mark St. Germain, at the Trinity Street Theatre, at 901 Trinity in downtown Austin from September 23 to October 18. Tickets are $20.

Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life.





Yesterday’s news

1874        The battle of Palo Duro Canyon was the major battle of the Red River War, which ended in the confinement of southern Plains Indians (Comanches, Kiowas, Kiowa Apaches, Cheyennes, and Buffalo Hump Comanche2 1Arapahos) to the reservations in the Indian Territory. Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie led the Fourth United States Cavalry, guided by the Tonkawa chief Johnson. Although Mackenzie’s attack on the large Indian encampment at sunrise on September 28 was designed to be a surprise, the Indians were warned by the Comanche leader Red Warbonnet, who discovered the soldiers and fired a warning shot. He was then killed by the Tonkawas. The leadership of the several Indian bands fell to the Cheyenne chief Iron Shirt, Comanche leader Poor Buffalo, and the Kiowa chief Lone Wolf.

I can’t find a picture of Red Warbonnet, but here’s a fine painting of Comanche chief Buffalo Hump by George Catilin.

1947        The Texas Psychological Association was founded. Its declared purpose is to advance psychology as a science and as a means of promoting human welfare. Since we’ve got Freud on the page.

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