Talk:John Joel Glanton

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Technically, Glanton is in command, not second to the Judge.


Naked Horse was the Yuma Valuable Man who opposed Glanton and Glanton's take-over of the Yuma Ferry from Able Lincoln around the middle of February, 1850. Naked Horse had been the Valuable man of War for the Yuma for thirteen years. The Yuma Valuable Man "Santiago" was the person who took care of Yuma law at the time.

In April of 1850 Naked Horse held council and it was decided that Glanton and his gang of murderers and rapists had to be destroyed. Naked Horse and his warriors carried out the task professionally and methodically, killing Glanton and his gang while leaving the Mexicans and eastern invaders at peace and unmolested.

Naked Horse eventually helped run the new ferry, using the ferry scows and equipment that General Patterson and his men had built (taking six days). --Desertphile

Death[edit]

I read in some old school magazine from the '40s that I found on Google Books, it said the massacre at the Gila River ferry when Glanton died occurred April 23, 1850. I'll try to find the link.24.78.210.56 (talk) 23:50, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

This is correct. I can't recall the link but I found that same magazine on Google Books I think. The Yuma massacre was April 23, 1850 and I am about to change the article thus.24.78.130.38 (talk) 05:43, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Name[edit]

The Early Life and Education section says:

Glanton (sometimes spelled "Gallantin")

Is there any evidence for that? Reference 1 doesn't cover it, and the variant name seems entirely based on endnote 33 in the Flashman novel (see the In literature section), which has the claim: "Gallantin (also known as Glanton)". Idontcareanymore (talk) 13:04, 28 October 2013 (UTC)