The earliest episodes of Indian conflicts in Yavapai country were not recorded in newspapers, at first. Quite simply, there weren't enough readers around to publish one.
When newsmen did arrive, however, they were keen to make a record of these early events through accounts of oral history, while these "early birds" were still alive.
"Some of the tales told...seem almost incredible, but they are substantiated by fact and require no 'affidavit;' they are epitomized from the general tone of the many who relate such."
This particular tale includes one of the most gut-wrenching twists in the history of the county...