Indian chief Katemoczy honored in town name

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Early-day Texans and Comanches were not always trying to kill each other, it just seemed like it. The Republic of Texas, and later the U.S. government, did execute a few peace treaties with the Indians, but the problem was more complicated than something a mere signature could fix. A well-meaning chief might agree to lasting peace, but in a culture built largely on raiding, bravery in battle and the number of horses a man owned, not every  ambitious young man in his tribe was likely to go along with a written agreement of non-hostility.

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