Kit Carson's Grave, Taos, New Mexico - Soon after his return from Washington, D.C., his wife Josefa died from complications of child birth. Carson died a month later from an abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 58. He was buried next to his wife. His headstone inscription reads: Kit Carson Died May 23, 1868 Aged 59 Years His last words were: "Adios Compadres." Spanish for goodbye friends.
Kit Carson / “Sometimes I was Daniel Boone; then there would be spells of Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, the Last of the Mohicans, and Tarzan of the Apes.” / Get unique, hands-on activity ideas for SUMMER OF THE MONKEYS by Wilson Rawls at www.litwitsworkshops.com. LitWits® Kits make literature real and fun for kids – so they want to read more!
Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868) was an American frontiersman and Indian fighter. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a mountain man and trapper in the West. Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes.
Not many people, including Texans, know about the Battle of Adobe Walls. Actually there were two battles at Adobe Walls. The first one included the famous Kit Carson; but the most famous was the second one. At that battle, there were a few white men, buffalo hunters and a large group of Indians intent on a last hurrah as the white man took over the land. At the battle, a fellow by the name of Billy Dixon became legendary for a rifle shot that's come to be known as "the mile-long shot."