• View of Indian Cliffs from the Devils River.

    Amistad

    National Recreation Area Texas

People

Pecos High Bridge Under Construction

Pecos High Bridge While Under Construction

Photo Courtesy Whitehead Museum

The People Behind the Railroads
Construction of the Southern Transcontinental Railroad was split into two divisions. The western half was constructed by Southern Pacific, while the eastern half was constructed by the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway Company.
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Lt. Bullis

Lt. John L. Bullis
John L. Bullis served the majority of his career in Southwest Texas after the Civil War. Between 1873 and 1881, Bullis served commanded the Seminole scouts. During this time he lead them in a number of famous encounters against bands of Apache and Comanche Indians.
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Seminole Scouts

Seminole Scouts

Courtesy Whitehead Museum

Seminole Scouts
The Seminole Negro Indian Scouts earned four Congressional Medals of Honor defending the frontier against hostile Apaches and Comanches, and never lost a man in combat.
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Pictograph from Panther Cave

Rock Art of Panther Cave

NPS Photo

Ancient People of the Lower Pecos
People have come here for more than 10,000 years to enjoy and fish in the waters of the Pecos, Devils, and Rio Grande.

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Artifact from Lower Pecos People

With an estimated 1,400,000 prehistoric artifacts in the park’s museum collection, Amistad National Recreation Area has the third largest collection in the National Park Service.