City Square, San Antonio ... on March 28, 1840, Comanches appeared at the edge of San Antonio. Chief Isimanica almost naked and painted for war, rode calmly into the square, circled it, and rode down and back up Commerce Street, shouting insults and challenging any one to a fight. At Black's Saloon, he stopped, stood in the stirrups, and shouted his defiance to those inside - but had no takers. The Comanches then went to Mission San Jose, challenged the militia - no takers. What bravado!